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Get Your Hustle On: How a disabled person could be a great partner with companies

Posted August 29, 2018 in Communicators in Action

Every person has to get their hustle on these days, and especially disabled people. Some businesses won’t hire disabled people, because they think disabled people can’t do the jobs if the business decides to hire a disabled person.

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Superman, One Call Away

Posted August 27, 2018 in Life With Kyle

Today I would like to tell you about my grandpa. My grandpa likes to tease. He has a special sense of humor. But my grandpa DOESN’T sit around the house. He is a working man. Whenever we asked him to help us fix things, he does it in a flash.

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Back to School with AAC

Posted August 22, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

It’s that time of year when, as a parent, we are out shopping for clothes and school supplies and getting excited that our kids are starting back to school. But for many years, I had double duty because I was preparing my classroom for those eager (and not so eager) learners to come into my home away from home as well.

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A Miracle

Posted August 20, 2018 in Life With Kyle

Have you ever had a craving for a particular food, and could not let go of it until your craving was satisfied?

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Middle School

Posted August 15, 2018 in Communicators in Action

Middle School Days

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CYNOPHOBIA

Posted August 10, 2018 in Life With Kyle

Being 18, soon to be 19, year old boy with CP has given me the opportunity to come across some interesting adventures in some of the strangest places. In fact you wouldn’t even think that simple day to day events would give me such amazing adventures.

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ACES Takeaways

Posted August 9, 2018 in Making AAC Work

It has been a blink of an eye. Our participants have gone back home, and it is hard to describe how much I already miss these people. I am sad that more opportunities like ACES don’t exist in their daily lives (hooray, ACES West!).

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Fifty Shades Smarter

Posted August 8, 2018 in Communicators in Action

I have wanted to write about parents that are overly protective of their disabled children, and why, WE the children, let them get away with it. I’m not sure I have the answer, but here is my funny story anyway.

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New and Improved

Posted August 3, 2018 in Life With Kyle

My parents often say” they don’t make things like they used too” and they are right.

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Let's Get Real About the 'AAC Gap'

Posted August 2, 2018 in Stories and Strategies for Success

I am continuously amazed by the vast array of expertise amongst AAC service providers in the field. As an occupational therapist working as an AAC specialist for an AAC device manufacturer, I get to travel around the Northeastern U.S. and interact with wonderful speech pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and others who work creatively and tirelessly in our field.

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