College Bodies

College Bodies by: Anshil Kumar College is one of the most exciting and terrifying topics amongst the spelling community. We finally have an outlet of which we are able to display our intelligence, but we still are stuck in an impulsive body. Where is the balance between the two? What accommodations do we need to […]

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Speech Mechanism Pt. 3 The Resonators: Shaping the Sound

Posted By on Nov 11, 2022 in Education,Motor,S2C

Speech Mechanism Pt. 3 The Resonators: Shaping the Sound By Bryana Williams M.S. CCC-SLP   Today starts part three of our series on the speech mechanism-we’ve discussed air flow from the lungs in Part 1 and creating voicing in the larynx in Part 2. This discussion focuses on a couple of new areas that many […]

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Strategies for First Responders Interacting with Autistics and Nonspeakers

Strategies for First Responders Interacting with Autistics and Nonspeakers By: Ian Nordling On a Saturday in August, and again in late October, I had the honor of presenting to a group of Fairfax County first responders. A few years ago, one of the individuals had been sent to Growing Kids Therapy Center (GKTC) to help […]

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THINKING THROUGH DYSREGULATION

Posted By on Nov 11, 2022 in Education,Motor,Nonspeakers,Research

Thinking Through Dysregulation THIS GUIDE TO THINKING THROUGH DYSREGULATION WAS PREPARED FOR THE MOTORMORPHOSIS 2022 PARENT NETWORKING COFFEE BY LAKSHMI RAO SANKAR AND DEBBIE SPENGLER, I-ASC LEADERSHIP CADRE  When a speller is becoming dysregulated, it’s important to remember the common thread that dysregulation holds for all of us. Because when it comes down to it, the […]

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What Advocacy Means to a Late-in-Life Speller

What Advocacy Means to a Late-in-Life Speller Everyone who knew me thought I was stupid because I couldn’t speak. The only things that came out of my mouth were nonsense, so I understand why people thought that. The fact is I was treated like a 4-year-old and denied an education because I was assumed to […]

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Sexuality and Sex: Another Hard Conversation

Sexuality and Sex: Another Hard Conversation by Noah Seback Nonspeakers and sexuality. Nonspeakers and sex. Can these be mentioned in the same sentence?  Is this an oxymoron?  Did I read that correctly?  Yes!  I’m a nonspeaking autistic broaching the subject of sex and sexuality as it relates to our population. This topic is too rarely […]

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Voting 101

Voting 101: Happy Disability Voting Rights Week! When it comes to voting, you ideally want to support a candidate who has the same morals and ideals as you. Voting for specific candidates will not be an overnight solution to the problems you see in legislation. Not only is it important to vote in both local […]

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The Urgency of Inclusion

The Urgency of Inclusion I spent the last weekend in July wrestling with a torrent of strong emotions:  unexpected optimism about the future, the deep sense of comfort and belonging that comes from being in a truly inclusive environment, and a profound sense that all of us, starting with me, need to participate more actively […]

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Balancing Advocacy With Physical & Mental Wellness – August I-ASC the Experts

Balancing Advocacy With Physical & Mental Wellness – I-ASC The Experts August 2022 – What’s your advice on balancing advocacy with physical and mental wellness? 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 subject matter […]

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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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