An estimated 40 percent of autistic individuals do not use spoken language reliably.


We can help.

California Lutheran University Autism and Communication Center
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An estimated 40 percent of autistic individuals do not use spoken language reliably. We can help.

Our teachers use strategies, including Rapid Prompting Method, to provide direct instruction with scaffolded supports to teach individuals who are non-speaking or have unreliable verbal abilities to express themselves with alternative communication.

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Our 10-week Accessible Academics course introduces educators and parents to strategies for adapting age-appropriate academic content for nonspeaking students who communicate by making choices.

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The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way we interacted with our clients. We now offer ongoing online courses designed for students who spell and type to communicate. 

Join us for classes focusing on building independent typing skills, academic writing, film study, science topics, history explorations, and more!

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From IEP review to lesson resources to modeling instruction to communication coaching, Reach Every Voice offers a range of custom consultation to help your child's communication & education growth.

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In-Person Group Programs

Our weekend and Summer Institutes bring together individuals who have already developed communication skills to explore a curriculum based on their own interests, play age-appropriate games, and build relationships with other spellers and typers.

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At-home communication practice is crucial for success. Our team has developed hundreds of lessons with scaffolded question sets to allow communicators of all abilities to engage with rich, interesting content.

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Students who spell or type to communicate face unique challenges when applying for and attending higher education. This 3-day workshop prepares autistic students who spell or type to communicate to transition to higher education. 

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