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EVERYONE needs A VOICE

Thousands of students with disabilities in California don't have access to funding  communication devices.

Our MISSION

We offer resources to families, parents, students, and school districts to empower people with disabilities to procure a communication device through insurance, grants, scholarships, and loans when they leave a school district so they can continue to experience inclusion and to communicate fully.

1

billion people with disabilities worldwide

Source - WHO

3.5

million Americans experience speech disabilities

Source - AAC Institute

164

thousand students in California have a speech impairment

Source - LAO

34

percent of students with a language disorder do not receive intervention

Source - CDC

What is the Cost of not having a voice?

In many school districts, communication devices are loaned to students with disabilities to support their communication needs. It gives them a voice, a way to express themselves, and access to communicate. As soon as they graduate high school, their device must be returned and thus removing their ability to communicate.

 

According to asha.org, in the United States there are well over 2 million people with significant expressive language impairments who use some form of an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device. AAC devices help achieve the most effective communication possible for an individual. In just California alone, there are over 164,000 students with speech and language impairments as their primary disability.