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Senate Hearing Highlights Major Barriers to Economic Self-Sufficiency for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (September 18, 2014) —  The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) applauds Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), Ranking Member Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and other Senate HELP Committee Members for holding a hearing today on overcoming persistent barriers to economic self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. Read more>


How do I talk to a parent about Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)?

One of the most frequent questions families ask a speech language pathologist (SLP) is, “Will my child talk?”  To help answer this question and involve families, we, as SLPs, can better explain augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and its positive impact on a child’s development to families.  Although we can’t predict whether or not a child will develop intelligible speech, we can explain speech in the context of AAC and encourage families to try AAC strategies. Read more>

Wyoming Honors Helen Keller to Raise Awareness of Federal Program Providing Free Communications Equipment to Deaf-Blind Citizens 

Laramie, Wyoming – Wyoming is commemorating the birth of deaf-blind activist Helen Keller this month to call attention to a federal program that puts free communications technology in the hands of people with hearing and vision loss, enabling them to remain connected with family, friends and their communities. Read More>

College Student Anna Roach successful in Think College Wyoming program

The Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) implemented the Think College Wyoming strategic plan early in 2013 to give people with intellectual disability in Wyoming the choice to attend college with individualized supports. The goal was to identify potential candidates for a possible pilot to begin in the fall of 2013. Anna Roach from Sheridan, Wyoming is the first Think College Wyoming student. Read More>



 

 

 

 

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