A few years ago we co-developed a one page handout to help psychologists, counsellors, and other clinicians support autistic people and those who use AAC part or full time.
There are many standard practices that work well for neurotypical people that can be challenging for autistic people, people with language disorders, or those with other communication impairments.
I am a huge believer in the concept of nothing about us; without us.
I want more stories of empowered people with communication impairments getting on with their every day realities – and being heard!
Privacy is paramount though and most of the stories that I am privy to cannot be shared publicly.
Recently an adult who uses AAC asked me to share a success story anonymously on her behalf and I am honoured to share her story here.
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Today I was invited to speak with a group of 80 high school students.
School hasn't even started, and yet there they all were. They had volunteered to come in to school and learn about how to be a peer support. As part of their training, I was invited to speak for an hour about how to support fell...