Beit Issie Shapiro strongly believes in the development and dissemination of innovative knowledge, research and practical knowhow, based on four decades of work in the field of disabilities. The Database includes select presentations, articles and handbooks. We encourage you to access the information to enhance your services.
Following a program for youths with cerebral palsy who use AAC in South Africa, where they learn to use alternative communication tools effectively, Prof. Kitty Uys from the Center for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, describes the empowerment process experienced by participants of the program. Using case studies, she presents the complex relation existing between communication abilities, opportunities for social participation, the importance of the support system and the development of empowerment.