The Parents’ Corner is organized and written by
Robin Wisner, the mother
of school-aged twins with multiple disabilities. Robin has had to advocate
for her sons to have access to a range of assistive technology at an
early age including powered mobility, AAC systems, and computers. Robin
is a frequent presenter at conferences, workshops, and other activities.
(Robin Wisner Presentation
This column lets you ask questions and share information
that will help families create opportunities that result in a better
life for children who rely on AAC. A new column is published at the
beginning of each month. Parents’ Corner does not advertise any
products or promote specific manufacturers. The views shared by the
author and readers are independent and unsolicited. Archives
of previous columns are available.
Send your questions and comments to email@example.com.
Join our AAC
Parents Google Group for parents, family members, individuals
who rely on AAC, and PCAs only. This is a place free from professional
opinions, policies, and procedures that place restrictions and limitations
on access to assistive technology.
One of the features of the AAC Institute web site is
the Sharing and Idea
Album. Families may find this a valuable resource and are
invited to contribute.
The AAC Institute is a non-profit, charitable organization.
To help support and maintain this resource, please consider becoming
a Friend of the Parents’
Department of Education position on the obligation of public schools
regarding family-owned assistive technology.
Also, visit AAC
ConsumerNet, another resource on the AAC Institute site.
It is managed by David Chapple, who uses AAC.