ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fair And Balanced News On Augmentative / Alternative Communication

Or perhaps we should call it Augie Communication.

The following information is from ALSTDI:

On Sunday, May 3rd between 1:30-2:00PM EST (10:30 - 11:00 PST), AAC solutions will be highlighted on FOX News.

The segment features Augie Nieto. Augie was diagnosed with ALS almost four years ago and is Chairman of ALS TDI and founder of Augie's Quest, through which he has raised more than $18 million in support ALS TDI's research. He will be communicating in the segment with a DynaVox EyeMax System. In addition, we expect the segment to discuss how various AAC solutions can help people with many different conditions, including autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Few things in life are as fundamental as the ability to communicate. At DynaVox, we have been working alongside customers, caregivers and professionals to assist with communication and learning for those who need it most. We expect this segment to will help raise awareness of these solutions.On Monday, May 4th, you will find a page on the DynaVox web site where we hope to be able to link to the FOX News video, as well as other information that will be of interest to those new to AAC. Please feel free to forward this on to any families, SLPs, teachers or others that might be interested.

Robert A. Goldstein
Director of Communications
ALS Therapy Development Institute
rgoldstein@als.net
617-441-7295

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