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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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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Proving That Anything is Possible:

Proving That Anything is Possible: Insights from a Conversation with Shane Alvado Shane is a minimally speaking speller who made the transition from the ATL community to Tampa, Florida. He received this nomination in the “Dauntless” category because of his noted resilience and adaptability during this challenging relocation, in the middle of a pandemic, no […]

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In Conversation with I-ASC 4 Star Spellebrity

In Conversation with the I-ASC 4 Star Spellebrity It is my pleasure to introduce you to this year’s FOUR STAR SPELLEBRITY, Wyatt Dutton. Every year, I-ASC declares September as Spelltember!  During Spelltember, we put out a call for nominations to spotlight nonspeaking people who are making a difference in the nonspeaking community!  It has been […]

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Motoriety Teach: Food for Thought

Food for Thought Hi there! It’s Michelle & Erin again! We recently read an amazing article from our friend, Danny, who is a minimally speaking, apraxic autistic featured in Bon Appetit July 2021. Several things stuck out to us that we wanted to incorporate into our next motoriety teaching… We all have likely experienced the […]

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Respectful Language for Coaching a Tricky Body!

Respectful Language for Coaching a Tricky Body!   Breaking habits can be difficult for all of us! One of the most ingrained habits many of us fight against is the language we use when supporting a nonspeaker. If we’re not careful, we can fall into the trap of using language that is infantilizing, insulting, or […]

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5 Quick Tips for School & Beyond

5 Quick Tips for School & Beyond Spellers, are you looking for new and creative ways to help you organize and get through your day? Whether you have a few people supporting you or many on your team, here are 5 tips to help make your day run a bit more smoothly!  1.Look into ‘To-Do’ […]

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Eyes on the World Stage

Eyes on the World Stage “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The mission of I-ASC continues to be advancing communication access for nonspeaking individuals globally through training, education, advocacy, and research.  Few events spread the message of advocacy and education as powerfully as SpellX does. SpellX is […]

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE NONSPEAKNG ROOM

THE ELEPHANT IN THE NONSPEAKNG ROOM:  Listening to Emotions, Boundaries and Trauma by Noah Seback & Keri Delport So what is the elephant in the nonspeaking room? It looms so large and obvious, yet we pretend it’s not there….but there it sits, crushing the life out of nonspeakers. Let us spell it out for you […]

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Got Power?

Got Power? by Deborah Spengler A few weeks ago, I-ASC held its Motormorphosis Virtual Picnic and I have got to say that every one of the presentations was exceptional! So much so, that one of them, “The Elephant in the Room” presented by Noah Seback and Keri Delport, inspired me to finally get around to […]

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