AAC users rarely experience full inclusion

This week, a Twitter friend (Melissa Defayette / @inclusion_life) made a fascinating request.

I need stats on how many students in US public schools use an [Augmentative and Alternative Communication] device in inclusive settings. Any nudges in the right direction will be much appreciated.

So we asked Communication First, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of the more than 5 million children and adults in the United States who, due to disability or other conditions, cannot rely on speech alone to be heard and understood.

You don’t want to miss their response:

Tell us what you think! Do you know of any students who use AAC who are included full-time in general education?