NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ902507
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1938-727X
AAC, Employment, and Independent Living: A Success Story
Isakson, Carole L.; Burghstahler, Sheryl; Arnold, Anthony
Assistive Technology Outcomes and Benefits, v3 n1 p67-79 Fall 2006
It has been well documented that individuals with significant physical disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) face considerable challenges in finding and maintaining employment. This article documents the experiences of one individual, Anthony Arnold, a young man who uses a Pathfinder[TM] for communication and a power wheelchair for mobility. In his own words, Anthony shares his experiences growing up in North Dakota and the progression of factors that contributed to his education and communication development. External factors, including access to technology, opportunities to practice independence, and the collaboration of professionals and family members, came together with Anthony's internal strengths to produce positive outcomes in employment and independent living.
Assistive Technology Industry Association and SEAT Center. Available from: SEAT Center, Special Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5910, Normal, IL 61790. Tel: 309-438-7811; Fax: 309-830-0999; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota