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AAC Learning Tools - and a Special Teacher - Help Students Overcome Communication Challenges

After working in music therapy for several years, Sarah returned to school to earn a Master's in Special Education at Arizona State University. She now teaches in a self-contained special education classroom for kindergarteners and first-graders at Palm Valley Elementary School in Litchfield, Arizona.

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Open Letter to the AAC Community: Steve Gleason Act

As I hope all of you know, the Steve Gleason Act passed the House of Representatives yesterday and is ready to be signed into law. This bill will exempt speech-generating devices from the Medicare capped rental reimbursement program initiated last April as well as clarify access to eye-gaze accessories.

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Sean Walker Aims High and Finds Success

Wooster, Ohio, June 30, 2015: Sean Walker of Euclid, Ohio has set two goals for himself: Find full-timeemployment and qualify for the Paralympic Games. Given his successes in life to date despite the challenges of cerebral palsy, it’s a safe bet he will achieve his objectives. Sean is a 28-year-old who earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Wright State University in 2013.

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Kyleigh Kramlich Inspires and Teaches Others

            For twelve-year-old Kyleigh Kramlich, it was more than an honor to lead the flag ceremony for her Girl Scout troop and recite the Pledge of Allegiance and Girl Scout promise - these were personal accomplishments of a very unique kind. Diagnosed at age two with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and dystonia, Kyleigh must contend with a number of physical and speech challenges in her everyday life.

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PRC Introduces Accent™ 1400, a Powerful and Flexible AAC Solution for Children and Adults with Speech Disabilities

Prentke Romich Company (PRC), the leading developer of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) technology for individuals with speech disabilities, announced today the release of Accent™ 1400, its’ most high-powered and versatile AAC solution to date. Accent 1400 has been designed for versatility.

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