Parents' Corner column over the AAC Institute site. The AAC Institute is a not-for-profit advocacy group for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) users. AAC includes a wide range of technologies, including the Big Box of Words.
I'm really happy that Robin Hurd at the AAC Institute asked me to contribute. She's a well-known advocate for those with developmental disabilities and a parent of twins a little older than Schuyler who both use communication devices. She knows her stuff.
(Edited to add: There's a good interview with Robin Hurd at The Autism Life where she explains some of the concepts behind AAC.)
This kind of advocacy for a cause that is responsible for Schuyler's second chance at a full life is exactly the sort of thing I hope to accomplish more of when the book comes out. All the fame and wealth and hot young English major groupies are just the icing on the cake.