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Communication Corner – April is Autism Acceptance Month!

Apr 5, 20231 min read

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is now the fastest growing developmental disorder impacting 1 in 36 people.  Additionally, 40% of those with ASD have limited speech or do not communicate through speech. Communication is how we connect and build relationships as…

Communication Corner – March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month!

Mar 7, 2023

To celebrate this important month, we wanted to share tips for encouraging inclusive communication environments.  Our access to communication is the backbone of our connection to one another.  By ensuring…

Communication Corner: Transitioning from School to Adulthood with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Feb 8, 2023

Did you know? Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) results showed that 61% of children who do not communicate with words have a system for communication. However, for adults, only 27-30%…

Communication Corner – New Year, New Communication Opportunities!

Jan 3, 2023

As we enter 2023, take the time to look at communication goals to propel communication access and understanding forward. You can use the LifeCourse Framework and its tools to assess…

Communication Corner – Communication Tips during Holiday Gatherings

Nov 29, 2022

Don’t expect perfection, the holidays can be triggering, hard, and overstimulating for some Double check for understanding Be patient – allow extra time for processing Allow frequent breaks in a…