A Camp where everyone can communicate.
Most of you know that my daughter Jacqueline “Jac” has special needs. If you have had the opportunity to meet Jac you know that she is funny, kind and non-verbal. Every day Jac’s school team and her home team use total communication (sign language, gestures, utterances and Jac’s “talker”) so that she can express her wants, needs and feelings.
Jac’s “talker” has been incorporated so thoroughly into her school day that when I picked up a couple of kids from her regular education class for a play date they asked me where Jac’s talker was (bad Mom had left it at home). This “talker” has allowed Jac, who has verbal apraxia to use her “voice, i.e. her talker” to communicate with her friends.
For a child who uses a speech-generating device (SGD), communicating with others can be very challenging. Many AAC users don’t know anyone else at their school with a device (“talker”). At Camp Communicare kids who use talkers out number the kids who dont. So no one feels different or misunderstood.
Join Jac and others at this years Camp Communicare during the week of August 20th. We will be the ones telling jokes, making friends and being understood.