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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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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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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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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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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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March Is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month


  Posted on Mar 15, 2018 - 2:26pm

To honor Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, you may see many people wearing green. Why green? The color was chosen to reflect youthfulness and new growth, as well as hope for advancements in treatment and acceptance. What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early ...


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