my dream for when a child first gets AAC

As we approach the end of AAC Awareness Month, I think about what I’m sad I didn’t see this month, and what I’m sad about all year. There are opportunities I want kids to have, ideas that I want to be commonplace. I feel powerless to spread them. I know I don’t do well working […]

What I learned in my first week of using my AAC device in public

I have been an AAC user for much longer than I’ve had a dedicated device. I use verbal speech about 50% of the time, and before AAC, it would just not go out or socialize during that 50%. After learning ASL and downloading some apps on my iPad, I communicated a lot more freely with […]

I thought I should finally do this

” why didn’t we think of that? That’s exactly the right next step ” – a medical team after I spent like 10 minutes thinking about communication options for my cousin Hi! I’m Lily. I’m autistic. I’m a part time AAC user. I’m gay. I’m engaged! I have invisible physical disabilities. And I’m a professional. […]

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