Legal Capacity and the Right to Communicate

Legal Capacity and the Right to Communicate By: Nicolas Joncour I would like to talk to you about people who are not considered capable of making their own choices, because their disability prevents them from having their own acceptable desires. I see that the world needs to hear from those affected. The time I take […]

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Getting Started

Posted By on Jan 1, 2023 in S2C,Spelling to Communicate

Getting Started By: Katlyn Billue Getting started with Spelling to Communicate (S2C) can feel like a daunting and overwhelming task if it is something completely new to you. We, the S2C Practitioners, are here to help. The goal is for you to always feel supported. This could be through seeing a Practitioner in your area […]

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MAKING THE WORLD A PLACE WHERE SPELLERS THRIVE 

Making the World a Place Where Spellers Thrive By: Divyesh Jain Being able to write this blog is something I have dreamed of my whole life. A lot of people doubt my intelligence, I now have the tools and confidence to prove them wrong and tell my story. My name is Divyesh Jain and I […]

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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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Get Groups Going!

Get Groups Going! You don’t need us to tell you that the spellerverse is all about inclusivity and increasing access to communication for all. But how can we extend that beyond our one-on-one sessions with our spellers? GROUPS! With so many S2C practitioners starting their centers from scratch, it may be difficult to find open […]

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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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