A Celebration of First Words—Again!

A Celebration of First Words—Again!

According to a recent UK poll, approximately 95% of parents remember their child’s first word.  This milestone is a big deal—we eagerly wait for it and clap and cheer when it is first uttered!  The most commonly reported first words are “Dada,” “Mama” and their...
AAC at the bar! A report from Dine to Defeat ALS

AAC at the bar! A report from Dine to Defeat ALS

May 2019’s unique AAC cocktail hour started with a conversation and a question: “How can we get people to more deeply understand what a person with ALS experiences when they lose their voice?” The ALS Association DC/MD/VA Chapter hosted a brain-storming session with...
How do I Get an Eyegaze Communication Device?

How do I Get an Eyegaze Communication Device?

“I’ve been diagnosed with ALS and my speech is deteriorating. How do I get an eyegaze communication device?”  This question is asked frequently on ALS Support group message forums. We have been helping families obtain communication devices for over 32 years, so we’ve...