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United for Communication Choice - COMMUNICATION IS FUNDAMENTAL This agency is united in support of the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities to choose their most effective methods of communication. They are devoted to defending basic human rights. Some seek to prevent children and adults with disabilities from accessing their preferred and only effective means of communication—access that is essential to dignity, education, inclusion, independence, and self-determination.
CommunicationFIRST - CommunicationFIRST is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of the more than 5 million people of all ages in the United States who, due to disability or other condition, are unable to rely on speech alone to communicate.
Our mission is to educate the public, advocate for policy change, and engage the justice system to protect and advance the human and civil rights of our historically marginalized community.
Institute on Communication and Inclusion - Supported Typing is one form of augmentative and alternative communication that has been an effective means of expression for some individuals with labels of autism and other developmental disabilities. Institute on Communication and Inclusion of Syracuse University is committed to training, research and dissemination of information related to the use of Supported Communication.
Saved by Typing - This organization was started by a non-speaking teen, John Smyth, with severe autism, who attends Brownsburg HS in central Indiana. He wrote for his school newspaper and graduated with a general education diploma in May 2015. He organizes and sponsors monthly “Communication Celebrations” and uses his “voice” to advocate for other individuals like him. You might also enjoy his blog.