Shout

ORGANIZATION: SHOUT 

CONTACT NAME/TITLE:     Jennifer Lowe, Executive Director, Robert Conti, Secretary/Treasurer

ADDRESS:     1000 Killarney Drive

CITY:  Pittsburgh                                                  STATE:       PA                              ZIP:   15234

PHONE: 4128858541                                           EMAIL:  bobconti@shoutaac.org

WEBSITE: www.shoutaac.org  

Mission of the Organization: Study of and advocacy for employment of people who rely on augmentative communication

Social Justice Issue Area that your organization works in: 

___Peace and Human Rights                          ___ LGBT rights

                  ___Woman, Youth, and Families      ___Racial Justice      ___Environmental Justice

___ Economic Justice                     _√__ Disability Rights              _√__Other     Equal opportunities

Two projects that we have in mind are listed below:

1.   Interview two augmented communicators (in person and Skype).  Make a timeline displaying their education and work history.  Give specific examples of what worked and what didn’t.  Make a timeline of their communication changing and evolving over the years.  Give conclusions of important aspects of communication history enabling employment.

2.  Watch the documentary “Only God Could Hear Me.”  Write a review of the four people who used augmentative communication.  What were their challenges in life and how they overcame them – specifically in terms of what role communication played in their lives.

The maximum number of students that can work on these projects are ____“6”_______.