Tuesday, 18 June 2013

#23 Finding Community, Finding Empowerment

The Breaking the ICE Canada conference is an event created by and for individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and their families.
This conference is the only event of its kind in Canada and was designed to bring the community of people who use AAC together to share ideas, learn from each other, and create new friendships.
Breaking the ICE Canada was inspired by the Pittsburgh Employment Conference, a consumer centred conference for augmented communicators. It has proven itself to be a powerful force for change and a source of empowerment for an often marginalized group.
The Breaking the ICE conference committee includes individuals who use AAC, members of March of Dimes Canada, and clinicians from Ontario's AAC centres. (from the BTI website)

Carter and I recently attended the Breaking the Ice Conference in Toronto. I wrote about our experience on the Bloom blog. Click here to read my story.

Thanks, Louise Kinross for another opportunity to write for your wonderful blog!

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