Letters are Everywhere

Letters are Everywhere Take a moment to imagine that you are attending a baby shower. When you look around, what types of gifts do you see? What patterns are emblazoned on the toys, blankets, and tiny clothes? I recently attended my own baby shower and, in my experience, there were lots of letters. I received […]

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Being An Advocate On The Nonspeaking Leadership Council

Being An Advocate On The Nonspeaking Leadership Council Recently I was asked to join the Nonspeaking Leadership Council. It is a group of nonspeaking autistics from all over the country. We are advocates whose goal is to help change the perception of autism. To me, it was my biggest honor to date. I had to […]

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Aiming for Accessibility: Making school work more accessible for your speller

Aiming for Accessibility: Making school work more accessible for your speller   If you are a parent, friend, or practitioner that knows and loves a speller, it is almost certain that you have experienced the frustrations of public school and how to navigate academics with a letterboard. With assignments built for people who are speaking […]

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A Dawning Inspiration

A Dawning Inspiration SARAH ACKERMAN IS AN AUTISTIC WOMAN. FOR MOST OF HER LIFE, SHE WAS UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE. THEN IN 2017, SHE LEARNED THE SPELLING TO COMMUNICATE METHOD AT INSIDE VOICE IN SPRINGFIELD, PA. SINCE THEN, SHE HAS FOUND HER VOICE THROUGH HER STORIES. SHE HAS A PASSION FOR BOOKS AND BEING IMMERSED IN […]

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#EndCommunicationDiscrimination!!

#EndCommunicationDiscrimination!! I-ASC’s Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network is busy getting ready for the Motormorphosis Conference! We can’t wait to see you and give you a little taste this year IN REAL LIFE!  This year we are planning to shake things up a bit. We’re planning to launch our new campaign live with you! The entire […]

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Eating Can Be Tricky – I-ASC The Experts

Eating Can Be Tricky – I-ASC The Experts July 2022 – Eating a variety of foods is tricky for many spellers.  What is your experience and advice? Another installment of our monthly blog feature, “I-ASC(I Ask) the Experts”. Our goal is to turn over some of the most frequently asked questions or issues to the true […]

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Embrace your Differences

Embrace your Differences Sarah Selvaggi Hernandez is an Autistic Deaf author, educator, Occupational Therapist, and international speaker. She was also the first openly Autistic person elected to serve in the United States government at any level. Sarah is passionate about occupational science, sensory processing and mental wellness, and positive disability identity. Her vision remains centered […]

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A Shift in Perspective

A Shift in Perspective Vikram Jasawal is a professor at the University of Virginia. He is currently conducting research that focuses on social interactions and communication styles in autistic individuals. His previous work has ranged from word learning, categorization, social cognition, and memory development. At the UVa Jaswal Lab, the main priority for their research […]

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The Birth of Unrestricted Interest

The Birth of Unrestricted Interest Interview of Brian Laidlaw by Caden Rainey and Joel Nyland February 17, 2022 conducted via Zoom “WE HOPE YOU ENJOY OUR BLOG.  WE SPENT HOURS EDITING OUR INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN LAIDLAW.  WE LEARNED A LOT.  WE CREATED THE QUESTIONS AHEAD OF OUR INTERVIEW.  WE DID ALL OUR COLLABORATIONS ON ZOOM.  […]

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THE SPEECH MECHANISM: A 4-PART SERIES Part 2: Our Voice, the Larynx

Part 2: Our Voice, the Larynx By Bryana Williams M.S. CCC-SLP http://image.slidesharecdn.com/anatomyoflarynx-130917075237-phpapp01/95/anatomy-of-larynx-5-638.jpg?cb=1379404592 In part one of this series, we learned about the driving force for air pressure and control: our lungs. Today we are exploring the larynx, which is the next part of the intricate speech mechanism. Colloquially known as the “voice box”, this small […]

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