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The Unexpected Icebreaker

Posted December 17, 2014 in Communicators in Action

As a lifelong introvert, I have diligently avoided encounters with strangers, and have often fought back mini panic attacks at the thought of "small talk" at parties or gatherings. Being open with strangers does not come naturally to me. Oddly, this is the case for all of my immediate family members, including my three sons and my husband.

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The "Model, Model, Model" Mantra

Posted December 10, 2014 in Stories and Strategies for Success

Here’s an all-too-familiar story… I met with a team of a student who uses an Accent 1000. This student has had the device for over a year now, but the team tells me, “He’s not interested in using it” or “He doesn’t know how to use it”. That’s when I ask, “Well, how are YOU using the device?”

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I Can Because of Him

Posted December 3, 2014 in Communicators in Action

Sometimes when I get down about the things I can't do on my own. Like having my very own car and be able to drive myself anywhere I want to go. Oh to have that independence, how I long for it. But I have come to the realization many times now that I'll never probably have a car or even a drivers license.

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