Category Archives: Children’s Hospital Colorado

Check in’ in with my Awesome Tribe

14409669_1268983826469102_408465762688001157_oGood day, Awesome tribes people. The AiA team, at Nick’s direction, would like you to know that he recently disappeared for a small medical issue, but has returned in true style like the superhero he is!  There’s only one thing to do when you disappear ….

In keeping with the push of information, Nick found two pieces of information today while checking messages and getting back up to speed on work life.

worldcpday2016The first piece of new information is that yesterday was what an emerging group of activists call World CP Day .  We are learning more about this movement and if you click the blue words back there, you can learn also!

MASON COOK, KYLA KENEDY, JOHN ROSS BOWIE, MINNIE DRIVER, MICAH FOWLER, CEDRIC YARBROUGH

SPEECHLESS – ABC’s “Speechless” stars Mason Cook as Ray, stars Kyla Kenedy as Dylan, John Ross Bowie as Jimmy, Minnie Driver as Maya, Micah Fowler as JJ and Cedric Yarbrough as Kenneth. (ABC/Kevin Foley)

The second piece of new information coming in to the AiA office is more of a reminder that the new NBC show Speechless looks really hilarious!!

The show premiered Wednesday, September 21st.  Check out the trailer!! (yep, click those blue words).   Nick thinks she really rocks those booties.

Talking with Technology Camp!

Meeting Nick Roussos for the first time is essentially a quick lesson in IMGP3958.JPGthe advances of technology.  He uses an ECO II device, fondly named “Percy”, to speak …. a computer, if you will.

Kids from all over Colorado have enjoyed learning how Nick communicates.  During his presentations in schools, he carries along his first ECO model so that students and teachers can test drive it themselves!    Click here to see Nick’s Speaker Flyer.

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The Children’s Hospital Colorado, in conjunction with Colorado Easter Seal Society, conducts a Camp in the summer for kids who use such a device to communicate.  Talking With Technology (TWT) Camp is a week-long program developed by Children’s Hospital Colorado for young people ages 6 to 21 who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems. Children’s Hospital Colorado contracts with the Colorado Easter Seal Society for this week to be held each summer at its camp facility, Rocky Mountain Village, in Empire, Colorado.

This unique week-long program pairs the child with a graduate student or professional trainer the camper knows from school (such as a OT, paraprofessional, speech or ABA therapist). The pair then train together throughout the week.

IWanttobeHEardWhat an amazing opportunity to find ways for those without the ability to speak to find effective alternatives to make themselves heard!

Thanks Children’s Hospital and Colorado Easter Seals.  Your work is truly awesome!