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    #CheckInWithMe #Disability #Wheelchair #Ableism #Nonverbal

    A Day in the Life of a PWD (Person With a Disability)

    Frame 1:
    A woman using a power wheelchair and an AAC device is with her carer in an electronics store.
    CLERK: Hi there! Can I help you find something?
    CARER: Hi. This is Carrie. You can read what she is saying on the screen.

    Frame 2:
    Carrie turns to her AAC device.
    CLERK (reading):

    Frame 3:
    The clerk stops and turns to the carer.
    CLERK: How 'bout you just tell me what she wants and I'll show you...

    Frame 4:
    Irritated, Carrie turns and leaves.
    Her carer rollows.
    CARER (to clerk): ...You work on commission, right?

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    #CheckInWithMe #Disability #Ableism #Wheelchair #Nonverbal

    COMIC STRIP- "AAC Device"
    A Day in the Life of a PWD

    Frame 1:
    Carrie, a woman in a power wheelchair who uses an AAC Device, enters an electronics store with her friend.
    CLERK: Hi there! Can I help you find something?
    FRIEND: Hi. This is Carrie. You can read what she's saying on the screen.

    Frame 2:
    CLERK (reading):

    Frame 3:
    CLERK (talking to friend): How 'bout you just tell me what she wants, and I'll show you...
    This upsets Carrie.

    Frame 4:
    Carrie angrily drives away.
    Her friend follows.
    FRIEND (to clerk): work on commission, right?


    Anyone know of any good identification/communication cards? #PanicAttacks #PTSD #Nonverbal

    So I recently found out that when I get panic attacks I become largely nonverbal (I had always been able to get away from people when I had them before, what with COVID and all). I want to get ahead of a problem I foresee with being around people when I start to panic and not being able to tell people what's going on.  I really like the ones that Stickman Communications ( make, but seeing as I live in the US I'm not sure if it's the best purchase for me right now, so I wanted to know if anyone was aware of something similar.


    #AutismUncensored #AutismSucks

    I'm starting to look for residential placement for my 12 yr old #Nonverbal son with severe autism. The constant violent aggression, property destruction ,and lack of help leave me no other choice. He is one of 4 of us. Nolan requires constant supervision, which leaves no time to care for my other 2 special needs kids or myself. This is no choice any parent should have to make. There is no relief, no hope in sight, no treatment or therapy we haven't tried 700 times.


    Am I the only one who goes nonverbal at random times?

    I have no control over it it's sometimes an anxiety response or something that happens with sensory overload but sometimes it just randomly happens. Does this happen to anyone else #Nonverbal


    I have so many thoughts, but so few words..cannot get it out


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    Reverse Trick or Treat for Those Who Don’t Eat #Gtube #Autism #SpecialNeeds #Tracheostomy #FeedingDisorders #FeedingDisorder #FoodAllergies

    AJ has oral aversion. He is physically capable of eating things by mouth, but he gags when he tries, which is why he is still considered gtube dependent. We came up with the idea of reverse trick or treating just for him.

    We could have simply taken him out trick or treating and pocketed the candy ourselves, but last year I was participating in #last90days and I had decided to give up sweets. Having a pile of candy in the house wouldn’t have been a wise idea.

    We decided that AJ would still get the fun of going door to door, but instead of getting treats, he would be giving them out.

    We created some printable cards that had a cute poem about the idea of reverse trick or treating on the front. On the back we included another poem and an image that showed how to sign “Thank You”

    People were initially a little confused, but it went over really well. It was really amazing to see AJ getting to interact with others in the community and even giving them the ability to sign back to him.

    This year we plan to do it again, but after being asked by so many people last year, we also wanted to share a copy of the printable file with others who may be able to use them.

    We reached out to Brad at 35 Corks Art Studio who makes the most AMAZING clip art for ASL signs. Not only did he give the green light to share, but he updated the image to incorporate AJ’s costume this year. Also, credit needs to be given to Melissa at Dorky Doodles who made the festive banners.

    (Spoiler Alert: he and Averie are going as Addams family characters)

    Inside of the file there are three different options for the front card, also per request from some of our friends.

    1) I can’t speak to tell you that I’m not able to eat, but I sure do love to reverse trick or treat!

    2) I can’t speak to tell you that I don’t like to eat, but I sure do love to reverse trick or treat!

    3) We enjoy dressing up and wanted to do something neat, so we are here to reverse trick or treat!

    The cards are sized and spaced so they can be printed on the front/back if desired.

    To download a printable copy - see the link to the post on our website here:

    #Trickortreat #Nonverbal #nonoral #Gtube #oralaversion #adaptiveholiday #Inclusion #freecontent #SpecialNeedsParenting #Autism #Allergies #nocandy #Halloween

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    Fishers indiana free gfcf breakfast #Glutenfree #Nonverbal #Autism #Indiana #Nonspeaking #Presumecompetence #Gfcf

    Sunday hosted by Sharonsweb Autism Foundation. Will post videos. Body support workshops and fundraising.


    Any first hand experience with sign language, such as Makaton, with autistics? #MakatonSigning #makaton #SignLanguage #AAC #NonverbalAutism #Nonverbal

    Being able to communicate is important for everyone, especially with non-verbal autistics. everything we do rely on our ability to communicate with each other. Do you have experience with any sign language with autistics, such as Makaton, which is a language programme using signs and symbols. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. I wonder why it is so under-used, and not promoted among nonverbal. Any insights or ideas?


    Love without a Voice #mightypoet

    I long to hear the ‘I Love Yous‘
    With lots of kisses, or just a few,
    A lingering hug, a wave or two,
    Anything at all, as long as it’s from you.

    I don’t mind the day or time,
    I will wait forever for a sign,
    That you know, how deeply I do,
    Love every single inch of you.

    I watch your eyes as I know you do,
    Look deeply into mine too,
    Your little smiles, your gentle looks,
    Fill my heart and keep me hooked.

    Waiting patiently everyday,
    For your voice to find it’s way;
    To fill my life and heart with love,
    A sign that there is an above.

    I love you now and I will love you still,
    Whether that day Is to come, or it never will.
    #AutismSpectrumDisorder #Nonverbal #gdd #PECS #SignLanguage