Keep Communication Going

Oct 27, 2021

October is AAC Awareness Month and as we come to the close of this 31 days of solid focus on AAC it would be easy to slip back into regular routines, ordinary options, and normal patterns.

But with growth comes change and that means the choice to turn away from the regular, the normal, the ordinary  in favor of something better.  

Caption at the top reads "growth is evidence of life."  There are five progressive images of a growing sunflower starting at the left with a stem with a few leaves the progressing to more leaves, a bud, and finally a blossom with an AAC device at the center of the face of the sunflower.

There is no such thing as a perfect AAC communicator or supporter.  We are all at different places along this communicaton journey.  However, we can all become one small step better today than we were before.  We can all choose one tiny tidbit of action to take, one simple adjustment to make, one piece of advice to apply to become something more.

Then, when we feel like we've got a solid grasp on that change, we can take the next step and the next and the next – all over the course of time.  Always choosing to improve and grow, always deciding that there is something more to learn or a better way to encourage or support this specific person.  

That's the beautiful thing about life, the growth just never stops.  

So choose a topic, set a goal, or decide on a plan of action and take the first step. We'll be cheering for you the whole way!

Not sure where to start – that's ok, here are a few options that might be a great fit.

And in the meantime, let's all remember the faces behind the AAC communication goals and do everything we can to help their voices be heard.  

Melissa DeMoux

Former CoughDrop Director of Marketing and Support -- worked with AAC communicators & teams