Updated: Jan 28
Best Special Needs Camps .com
Our Summer 2021 Special Needs Camp Directory will include information on some of the Best Day and Overnight Special Needs Summer Camps in America, including:
• ADHD summer camps
• Sleepaway Camps for children with autism
• Summer camps for blind students
• Grief camps for kids and teens
• Camps for kids and teens with developmental disabilities
• Summer programs for kids with learning disabilities
• Diabetes summer camps
• Summer camps for kids with cancer
• Summer programs for special needs children
• Down Syndrome camps
• Camps for deaf children
• Respite summer camps, and many other summer programs and camps for kids and teens with special needs.
Nonverbal High Schooler Makes History
Before I had a son with nonverbal autism, I naively thought ‘everyone talks.’ I grew up in a world where I didn’t know anyone who was nonverbal. Or honestly, that it was even possible.
I remember the first time a therapist said, ‘you need to consider a world where your son doesn’t speak.’
That sentence. It shattered me. As a mom, to an absolutely beautiful 3 year old, how could it not?
Flash forward to today.
I’ve learned that communication is so much more than spoken words.
It can be nonverbal communication like sounds and gestures. It can be writing or typing. It can be sign language. It can be assistive technology like my son uses.
And sometimes, it can inspire and change the world.
Ahmed Ali is a nonverbal student who has been attending the Minneapolis Public School system’s Transitions Plus program for the last three years. (Practically in my backyard!)
Once Ali was ready to graduate, the school asked him to deliver his high school class’s commencement address using speech software that he developed alongside a speech pathology during his time in the program.
The speech was a historic first for the school district. And so much more.
Take a listen…
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