#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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Eric Garcia’s Love Letter to Autistic People

Eric Garcia’s Love Letter to Autistic People I-ASC is thrilled to announce that Eric Garcia will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Motormorphosis! Motormorphosis is the flagship conference on spelling and typing as communication. At this conference, we will present the latest information in communication, motor, research, and advocacy. Presenters will include spellers, families, […]

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Infinite Possibilities

Infinite Possibilities “Many don’t realize that Possibility actually precedes Opportunity. When the mind opens itself up to the thought of possibilities this in itself subtly suggest the existence of alternative paths. Out of this are born opportunities. Opportunities, that let you delve in and explore. And this is the just the beginning of my journey” […]

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On ableism and my lived experience

On ableism and my lived experience Greetings. My name is Sabrina Roe Guerra. I am autistic, nonspeaking, sassy, and tired of people thinking it’s their right to define me. Two years ago when the world stopped, my life ironically and fortuitously began. Assumed limitations yield widespread trauma. Strong prejudices and ignorance hold disabled students back. […]

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A Conversation on Letterboard Etiquette

A Conversation on Letterboard Etiquette I was working with Zach Scheu on the writing prompt and it turned into a conversation between him and Nico. Nico was in the room but working with a different CRP and ended up commenting on what Zach said. The whole conversation happened very organically so I just went with […]

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