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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When Life Throws %$@#! at You, Cover it in Glimmer!

When Life Throws %$@#! at You, Cover it in Glimmer! Years ago I saw a movie that left a subtle yet lasting impact on me. You know the films I’m talking about? Where you can’t really remember the name of it, but one, maybe two key scenes easily come to mind during some discussion. Well […]

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