Nonspeaking individuals with sensory-motor differences have long been underestimated and misunderstood. It is time to correct these misconceptions. Speech does not equal intelligence. Informed by the lived experience of nonspeakers, I-ASC seeks to educate parents, practitioners, allied professionals and the general population to better understand the underlying sensory and motor challenges affecting communication for nonspeakers. We wish to establish and advance a greater understanding of the communication and capacity of nonspeaking, minimally and unreliably speaking people by:
  • Maintaining a content rich website
  • Creating explainer videos, infographics, and short articles
  • Accumulating a curated collection of reading materials and annotated research articles
  • Sharing blogs written by spellers, families, practitioners and advocates
  • Producing informative webinars
  • Hosting an annual nonspeaking community conference
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