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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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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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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