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In this episode, I feature Autism Self-Advocate/Celebrity Carly Fleischmann who has been in the news recently for being told on a flight back to her hometown to not use her iPad during takeoff. Carly is nonverbal and relies on her iPad to communicate which has led to a debate amongst the autism community when it comes to accommodations. I discuss this and why accommodations and acceptance are essential in the video here.

This post is written by Richard Ellenson, founder and President of Panther Technology.

In 1997, my son was born with magic, wonder, kindness, and disabilities. In those years, I have had so many experiences – among them helping to start a school program in New York City and also creating the Tango, an AAC Device which many consider to have helped create new innovative energy in the world of Speech Generating Devices.

Mid-August means kids heading back to school soon. To help get everyone excited we launched a back to school photo contest. Take a picture of your child/children getting ready to go back to school. Buying school supplies, packing their backpack, getting on the bus, walking into class, or anything school related.

Photos can be submitted HERE through August 19th.