changing how the world sees neurodiversity
Our Campaign Initiatives
Everyone deserves to be heard. By coming together as a group, we can amplify our message and create a powerful force for advocacy. I-ASC’s Spellers and Allies Advocacy Network has created four initiatives, Raise Expectations, Seek Justice, Improve Educational Outcomes, and Enhance Understanding. Each of these initiatives has been designed to advance communication access for all nonspeaking individuals. Under the umbrella of each of these initiatives, we will create campaigns designed to end communication discrimination and increase public awareness about the issues that spellers face in schools, employment, health care, and in the justice system.
Communication is accomplished with more than just speech. We provide information to raise the expectations and perceptions of how nonspeaking communication is delivered and perceived to those around us.
To achieve equality for the nonspeaking community, we dispel misconceptions by educating the speaking community about our challenges, facilitating open conversations to learn from us.
We inform educators and professionals how S2C allows nonspeakers to communicate and participate positively in educational settings. It's important to understand the barriers we face, including lack of access to education, myths, and psychological distress caused by denial of education.
We work to seek justice for all nonspeakers through campaigns designed to target thought leaders and organizations to facilitate an open line of communication, awareness, and understanding of the issues we face from those outside the nonspeaking community.
I-ASC’s Spellers and Allies want to educate, inform and share with you the nonspeaking community. Our presentations are created by nonspeakers, spelling letter by letter on letterboards or keyboards. Our presentations address:
The presentation is online and lasts about an hour, including a Q&A session with our nonspeaking members.
Contact us below to schedule a presentation!