Joel Nyland – Everyday Advocating for the Spelling Community

Joel Nyland -Everyday Advocating for the Spelling Community As you are all by now aware, SPELLTEMBER rushed in and left us with a lot to celebrate! Over the course of the month, I-ASC received nominations from around the world, with compelling testimonials about spellers and typers living across the globe that should be recognized. I-ASC’s […]

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Voice Our Vote!

Voice Our Vote!  Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network The time has come again, leaves are falling, pumpkin spice lattes are a-brewin’, and the donkey and elephant are frolicking (ok, more like battling) as November 3rd draws nearer. That’s right folks, we are in the countdown to the end of the 2020 presidential election season and […]

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Colin Stein – Never Give Up. Ever!

Colin Stein – Never Give Up. Ever! I had the pleasure of interviewing an individual whom I have heard a lot about, but have never had the opportunity to speak with. Colin Stein is a nonspeaker from CA and last week I was able to spend a bit of time getting to know this Spellebrity […]

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Inclusion by Design

Inclusion by Design Have you ever visited a public place that is welcoming and makes you feel comfortable? In my experience as an autistic person, I find many public places not very welcoming. There are a lot of sensory overloading inputs and not many supports to deal with them.  I attended the Neurodiversity: Building Community […]

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Noah Seback – An Overcomer with a Tender Heart

Noah Seback – An Overcomer with a Tender Heart It may be October, but it’s still SPELLTEMBER! A month to recognize and spellebrate the hardest working people we know, nonspeaking people who spell and type! A spellebration of all of the nominees and their Spellebrity Trading Cards can be found here, however today I would […]

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Let Me Do It!

Let Me Do It! Empowerment versus enabling…what’s the difference? Well, it’s difficult to talk about empowerment and enabling without first discussing autonomy and independence. Autonomy is defined as the quality or state of being self-governing. A person who is autonomous is acting according to their own preferences, interests, and/or abilities, free from undue external influence […]

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Danny Whitty – Four Star Spellebrity

Danny Whitty – Four Star Spellebrity I-ASC has declared September as SPELLTEMBER. A month to recognize and spellebrate the hardest working people we know, nonspeaking people who spell and type! We put out a call for nominations and were so delighted to receive nominations for spellers across the globe. Some spellers nominated themselves, others were […]

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Let Us Spell it Out for You

Let Us Spell it Out for You Recently The Spellers and Allies Advocacy Network (S&A) presented at this year’s Innovations in Education Conference to talk about CHANGE.  Everywhere that nonspeakers spell they have been communicating the need for change, about ending exclusion, about their desire to be included. Parents in waiting rooms have been chatting […]

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Biases and how to avoid building the next stereotype

Biases and how to avoid building the next stereotype A history of bias building Donald Gray Triplett, the first person to be diagnosed as Autistic by Leo Kanner turned 77 in 2010. This was as recorded in the Oct 2010 issue of The Atlantic, ‘Autism’s First Child’. He is 87 this year. Leo Kanner came […]

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Calling All Spellers to Know Your Rights!

Calling All Spellers to Know Your Rights!  Written by the Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network I-ASC’s Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network (S&A) has been learning about the rights of nonspeaking individuals in schools and colleges. Our investigation was kicked off with a guest presentation from Dawnmarie Gaivin, an Spelling to Communicate (S2C) Practitioner and I-ASC […]

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