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A Personalized Voice for the Voiceless

Many people with Cerebral Palsy have associated speech challenges, sometimes requiring computer assistance in order to communicate by voice. For those with severe enough difficulties, text-to-speech computer assistance can change lives and is a revolutionary communication enabler. However, the number of voice options from which to choose are quite small, and the result is a kind of “one voice fits all” scenario where little girls and grown men alike share an audibly indistinguishable voice.

Has Texas Kept Children with Special Needs Out of Special Education Classes?

A recent report by the Houston Chronicle indicates tens of thousands, perhaps even hundreds of thousands, of children with special needs in Texas may have been kept out of special education due to caps put in place. This is an extremely troubling report for any advocate or parent of a child with CP, much less those living in Texas.