This blog focuses on success stories, ideas, supports, services and many more areas in which we can empower people with different abilities in having equal access to the world. Everyone is welcome to join in this conversation. It includes research, experience and opinion. We need to talk about these areas and continue to look at ways to do things better. We have not been doing any of this long enough to be satisfied with what we have. Complacency is not an option for anyone.
For those of you who work with people of any age who do not use spoken language, core vocabulary is critical. These are the high frequency words which may be displayed in pictures that we all use. Young children need immediate access to these. Too often we are worried about students with more significant disabilities needing to be "ready" to learn more vocabulary. We need to make language available and model in all interactions all day long. Take a look at this clip. It is about a new movement called "Equality Without Words" . Equality without Words