About I-ASC

I-ASC is an association composed of individuals from the nonspeaking and neurodiverse communities; their families; trained practitioners; and informed allies. I-ASC is committed to ensuring access to effective communication that supports agency and autonomy for nonspeaking, minimally and unreliably speaking individuals.

The mission of I-ASC is to advance communication access for nonspeaking individuals globally through training, education, advocacy and research. 
 I-ASC supports all forms of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with a focus on methods of spelling and typing. I-ASC currently offers Practitioner training in Spelling to Communicate (S2C) with the hope that other methods of AAC using spelling or typing will join our association. 

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Co-Regulation: The Physiology of Trust

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Coming of Age

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Chaotic to Organized

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From Our Community

I-ASC is guided by the lived experiences and expertise of our community.

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How quiet headphones and visual guides help autistic patients get better health care

Philadelphia (CNN) For most people, a visit to the doctor is fairly routine. But for individuals with autism,

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Autism makes it difficult for these students to speak. So they spell

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Autistic young people deserve serious respect and attention — not dismissal as the pawns of others.

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