Spellebrities

Congratulations Spellebrities!

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, nonspeaking, nonspeakers, Autism, I-ASC, Speller, nonverbal, RPM

 

I-ASC has declared September as SPELLTEMBER. A month to recognize and spellebrate the hardest working people we know, nonspeaking people who spell and type! We put out a call for nominations and were so delighted to receive nominations for spellers across the globe. Some spellers nominated themselves, others were nominated by friends, family and community members. The nominations were powerful testimonials about spellers and typers who are making an impact on their community.  A spellebration of all of the nominees and their Spellebrity Trading Cards.

We analyzed the nominations and found four recurring themes amongst the nominations and we came up with four categories.  Dauntless – those spellers nominated for perseverance, resilience, big gains in motor control/skills, and tenacity. Ambassadorsspellers nominated as community builders, connectors, who spread the benefits of spelling and typing as AAC. Influencers – spellers nominated for their leadership, advocacy, self-advocacy, and changemaking. Humanitarians spellers nominated for their kindness, friendship, altruism, and generosity of spirit. I-ASC’s Nonspeaking Leadership Council read the nominations, with names redacted to eliminate bias, and chose 5 spellers from each category to spotlight as ALL STARS. We will be featuring the All Stars in blogs over the coming weeks so you can get to know these remarkable individuals.

Please enjoy flipping through Spellerbity Card Catalog.

Dauntless

Spellers nominated for perseverance, resilience, big gains in motor control/skills, and tenacity.

Ambassadors

Spellers nominated as community builders, connectors, spreading the benefits of spelling/typing.

Influencers

Spellers nominated for their leadership, advocacy, self-advocacy, and changemaking.

Humanitarians

Spellers nominated for their kindness, friendship, altruism, generosity of spirit.

Four Star Spellebrity

One Speller was nominated multiple times and demonstrates qualities in each of the nomination categories. That speller is Danny Whitty and he is the I-ASC Four Star Spellebrity.

 

 

 

 

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