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May 5-12 Is Cri Du Chat Awareness Week


  Posted on May 9, 2018 - 3:48pm

Also known as 5p-minus Syndrome or Lejeune’s Syndrome, Cri Du Chat is a rare genetic disorder in which a variable part of chromosome 5 is missing or deleted. The disorder was first described by Dr. Jerome Lejeune in 1963, who named it Cri Du Chat, or cry of the cat, based on the characteristic, cat-like cry of affecte...


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May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month


  Posted on Apr 23, 2018 - 1:20pm

Every May, organizations all over join the American Speech-Hearing Association (ASHA) to promote Better Hearing & Speech Month. Help celebrate by learning more about communication disorders and available treatment options! Facts Approximately 46 million Americans experience some form of communication disorder. (20...


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Meet Oscar And Odie


  Posted on Aug 8, 2018 - 11:06am

“It kind of surprises me how nervous people get about the device.” For Mary Kvitko, PRC’s Accent 800 has meant the world to her family – and to her five year-old son, Oscar. The Road to PRC Because he is nonverbal, Oscar – a bubbly, happy, easygoing little boy – first began communicati...


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Meet PRC User Anthony Darrah


  Posted on Feb 19, 2018 - 10:54am

Meet: Anthony Darrah Age: 12 Device: Accent® 1000 for 2 years. Unity® 84 sequenced Lives in: OH Favorites: Ice cream for sure!! Reading books, cheering for his sister at softball, playing baseball, music and dancing, and of course socializing with everyone!! Anthony has never met a stranger. Loving, friendly, ou...


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Mindy Thomas: A Cerebral Palsy Success Story


  Posted on Oct 3, 2016 - 1:06pm

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age six months, Mindy Thomas of Bluffton, Indiana has significant physical and communication challenges. Now in her 40s, married and a mother, she has successfully met those challenges with the help of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). As a young child, Mindy used a simple f...


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National Disability Employment Awareness Month


  Posted on Oct 11, 2017 - 2:48pm

There’s a lot going on in October, including National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is an opportunity to bring to light the skills and abilities that inclusion has to offer. Happily, businesses are beginning to recognize this. According to Disability Scoop, while even though less than 1 in 5 wi...


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