Nicely done

PLUSIn the fun fair Linnanmäki (Helsinki), the disbled person only pays his/her ticket while the assistant gets a free card for the rides together with the handicapped person. If the child finds waiting extremely hard, there is a Special Guest Card permitting the child to skip the queue. Sometimes it is not even necessary to leave the carriage before the next ride. For anyone who temporarily needs a second person, there are “older siblings” available for that (whether you are handicapped or not, alone or just too short to take a ride i a certain gadget without a temporary “parent”)

PLUSThree national (Finland) publishing houses and one foreign (Swedish) one have kindly supported our project to develop AAC Special Education© by donating some school books. One of the publishers has promised to offer materials, would the Finnish National Board of Education (or some other national authority) accept to publish the very first educational material ever for any level of education for people using AAC (as their first language). Augmentative and alternative communication methods (AAC) are, among others, signs, pictures, symbol writing and Bliss.

PLUSThe city of Kauniainen offers family care givers free admission to its activities (sports). The possibility is highly theoretical in practice as the social sector of the same town makes it impossible for care givers of special kids to leave the home. The gesture from the part of the “sports and leisure department” is good and it aims at giving strength to the care givers to go on in the job longer (and healthier).

PLUSThe co-founder of Lexia/Lexion has in many practical ways supported the emergence of AAC Special Education©

PLUSTobii has, based on our merits, let us act as a pilot group in several areas. This has lead to a multiple use of communication aids also within special education. This, in turn, has offered leverage within AAC Special Education©