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Augmentative Communication Devices

Augmentative Communication Devices The Assisting Consumers Through Technology (ACTT) department recently assisted a consumer who had lost his ability to speak due to cancer find adaptive devices to help him communicate with the outside world. AT Specialist, Shannon Powell, helped him find a phone that would meet his needs through the Missouri Telecommunications Access Program…


Home Depot Foundation & Volunteers Build Wheelchair Ramps

The Home Depot Foundation & Volunteers Build Wheelchair Ramps By Stacy Hill   Through the Community Impacts Grants Program, The Home Depot Foundation (THDF) awarded $2,500 to Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL) to build wheelchair ramps for people with disabilities, veterans or seniors. The Renovations and Modification ProjectS (RAMPS) program at SCIL donates home…

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After High School, Then What?

After High School, Then What? By Nathan Zoromski Upon graduation from high school, teenagers have countless paths they may embark upon. Many of these paths begin long before commencement day. The process of transitioning into independent adulthood is challenging for young adults with and without disabilities alike. Every student has their own dreams, goals and…