Advocacy Opportunity: Looking for Responses from Other Non-Speakers

I am looking to do more advocacy work. To start, I want to write a blog post, compiling the thoughts of many non-speakers. I want to look at a variety of areas, especially focusing on topics surrounding daily living.

Here is a list of questions I came up with. Please only answer them if you are a non-speaker and would like your thoughts included. If you would like to remain anonymous, that is fine, please let me know in your response! To respond, please comment on this post answering the questions or send your responses directly or privately via Facebook. If there are any questions you do not want to or do not feel comfortable answering, it is okay to leave them blank.

  1. What is your name?
  2. Would you like to be anonymous or have your name listed in my post?
  3. How old are you?
  4. How long have you been spelling?
  5. How does school work best for you? Do you prefer in-person, zoom, homeschool, a hybrid, or something else?
  6. What therapies do you receive? How do you feel it impacts your spelling?
  7. How much socialization do you have with other spellers?
  8. How has social time with other spellers been impactful for you?
  9. How do you feel about ABA therapy?
  10. What do you plan to do after high school?
  11. What is your ideal living arrangement for adulthood?

Thank you for taking your time to answer!
Sincerely,
Mitchell Robins

3 comments

  1. What is your name? Luke B
    Would you like to be anonymous or have your name listed in my post? Listed is ok
    How old are you? 12
    How long have you been spelling? Since I was five on the letterboard
    How does school work best for you? Do you prefer in-person, zoom, homeschool, a hybrid, or something else? I prefer in person with good support
    What therapies do you receive? How do you feel it impacts your spelling? Speech/PROMPT therapy it helps with repetition to show my mouth what it needs to do.
    How much socialization do you have with other spellers? Not enough I think I will have more once the virus is gone.
    How has social time with other spellers been impactful for you? Makes me feel less alone
    How do you feel about ABA therapy? Don’t like it because my body doesn’t listen to my brain. This frustrates me.
    What do you plan to do after high school? To go to college.
    What is your ideal living arrangement for adulthood? I don’t know it feels to far off. I hope to have some independence to live on my own.

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  2. What is your name?
    Benjamin Breaux

    Would you like to be anonymous or have your name listed in my post?
    I would like my name listed.

    How old are you?
    I am twenty one years old.

    How long have you been spelling?
    I have been spelling since I was twelve.

    How does school work best for you? Do you prefer in-person, zoom, homeschool, a hybrid, or something else? Online school works best for me.

    What therapies do you receive? How do you feel it impacts your spelling?
    I receive therapy from communication partners, it impacts my spelling because I get to talk to all sorts of people.

    How much socialization do you have with other spellers?
    I get to socialize with other spellers all the time whether that be online or in-person.

    How has social time with other spellers been impactful for you?
    It has impacted how I see the world and all of the strong people that are out there.

    How do you feel about ABA therapy?
    I think it is great and allows so many people to speak freely.

    What do you plan to do after high school?
    Once I finish my high school diploma I would love to go to college.

    What is your ideal living arrangement for adulthood?
    Ideally I would like to live on my own, but still close to my family.

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