Serving Families in South Central and Southwest Wisconsin
For about two decades, Typing to Communicate (formerly Facilitated Communication) has given a voice to people with autism who may have otherwise been living in silence or isolation.
TYPING TO COMMUNICATE (FACILITATED COMMUNICATION)
PRESENTER: CHAR BRANDL
HISTORY, CONTROVERSY AND HOW IT CAN HELP
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:30PM at the SEQUOYA PUBLIC LIBRARY (4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison)
The technique promotes support for people with disabilities to communicate in schools and/or society and it represents a broadened focus….reflecting lines of research, training and public dissemination that focus on school and community inclusion, narratives of disability and ability, and disability rights.
Who can benefit? Just about anyone who struggles to communicate by the usual means of speaking or writing, including those with Autism, Down Syndrome, CP, etc.
What’s involved? Lots of emotional support and encouragement, physical support as needed, and access to a letter board, keyboard, or choice board. Plus a generous dose of patience, persistence, and practice!