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Melissa DeMoux

Melissa DeMoux is the mother of six very lively children.  She has worked with verbal and nonverbal students as a volunteer in children’s classes in schools and in the community for several years.  Her niece uses AAC in order to speak, so Melissa is also an ardent proponent of augmentative communication. CoughDrop website: www.mycoughdrop.com Get to know CoughDrop video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELNKXfvTDbA

Helping People With Autism Communicate in a Disaster

Helping People With Autism Communicate in a Disaster

Lately, the news has been immersed in images of the city of Houston, Texas  swallowed by a torrent of flood water.  We’ve felt sympathy for those affected, we’ve  worried about their welfare. And we’ve all probably thought, “What if that was my family?” We hope it will never happen, but sometimes it does.  Fire, flood, […]

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Two Special Dads Give the Exciting Gift of Voice

Two Dads Give the Gift of Voice https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/gift-of-voice/

Most dads like to give gifts to their children.  Some dads give toys, some give treats.  Others give money, books, or clothes. But one pair of dads—whose children had no speech of their own—gave a gift that meant much more than any of those.  They gave the gift of voice. Brian Whitmer and Scot Wahlquist […]

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