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GIVE A VOICE PROGRAM
The intent of NAA’s Give A Voice program is to provide the opportunity for meaningful, effective communication to individuals with autism who are nonspeaking or unreliably speaking, and whose communication challenges put them at increased risk of injury or harm.
We are thrilled to announce that we are now offering access to certified practitioners in S2C (Spelling 2 Communicate) and RPM (Rapid Prompting Method) while continuing to offer our iPad AAC program.
S2C and RPM involve the process of communication through spelling on a letterboard. To learn more about letterboarding and how it works, we recommend visiting i-asc.org as well as reading the recently-released book “Underestimated: An Autism Miracle” by J.B. and Jamie Handley.
Grants for spellers will provide up to 4 sessions with a practitioner of your choice along with a set of letterboards.
NAA’s Give A Voice Program also can provide qualifying individuals with an assistive communication device including:
- A 32GB Apple® iPad® (9.7″ – Wi-Fi only)
- AppleCare+ Protection Plan
- Avatalker AAC Augmentative and Alternative Communication Software app
- Protective Case
To learn more about Avatalker AAC, please visit http://www.avatalkeraac.com.
iPad grant recipients, please use this link for helpful support resources from Apple in both English and Spanish.
We have very limited funding for this program. Every application is carefully reviewed and all information submitted is verified by NAA staff. This program is intended for families who are in dire need of financial assistance and are otherwise unable to attain access to these communication methods.
Give A Voice Applications are now being accepted.
Funding is always needed for this program.
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