STUDENT VOICE: As a person with autism, I spend lots of time studying, attending class — and explaining that I am not deaf
The Hechinger Report
DECEMBER 27, 2017
Jordyn Zimmerman, an Ohio University student, is a person with autism. Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone on campus, when they hesitantly and ever-so-awkwardly start signing to you? Or have you ever asked another student a question and had them respond to you in writing? When I think of these experiences, I always laugh at how uninformed people are about individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). My AAC device is an iPad.