Note: this post was originally written as an Op-Ed submission on January 9th. Since this was first written, disability advocates from various organizations have participated in a meeting with the CDC director - including The Arc of the United States, Little Lobbyists, American Association for People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, the Epilepsy Foundation, … Continue reading Disabled Does Not Equal Expendable
Prior to getting my new AAC device, I was thankfully able to trial a few different programs - something I had never gotten to do previously. Because a lot of them are quite expensive, they're not ones I could've tried out on my own. I did a short series of AAC reviews during the trial … Continue reading AAC Reviews
I found this drawing from my very first days at Kindergarten - where they asked us about our favorite things we did on our first day of school and told us to draw it. The implication was it’s supposed to be something social with the other kids, but I didn’t pick it up at the … Continue reading Lunch Lessons
After several months of waiting and fighting insurance, it finally happened! I got my new AAC device! When I found out it finally got approved, I honestly cried. The “over 21” state law that Medicaid used to deny it at first no longer exists, but I’m not surprised that insurance still tried to use it … Continue reading It Happened!