Monday, June 16, 2008

The PECS they overlooked

Not every basic need a non-speaking person might like to communicate is available in the commercial sets of Picture Exchange Cards. Here are a few suggestions to add to the usual collection of foods, drinks and activities.





20 comments:

  1. I LOVE those PECS. :D Especially "No Jenny"

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  2. OK, they're all good, but I have to agree that the "No Jenny" card is absolutely hilarious!

    I need one for my wall.

    Joe

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  3. The "No Jenny" one is my favorite. That should be made into a badge so we can put it on our blogs. ;-) LOL

    You are so talented at graphics, Bev.

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  4. Hm...I smell a creative project and a video on my part...

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  5. I'm lost -- I don't understand the "No Jenny" one!

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  6. "No Jenny" needs to be available poster-sized. :-)

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  7. Great idea, dancingmom!!! I still want it on my blog though as a badge. It would be viral- it would be the badge heard 'round the world. ;-)

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  8. By popular request, "No Jenny" is now available in all sizes. Use as you like. Click on the image in the sidebar to get yours.

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  9. Hysterical! :-D The kids need one that says, "No Lenny," too. You could put a graphic from the "Schafer Autism" report and the universal "no" symbol over it.

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  10. There should be one that would enable them to choose who they really want representing them or speaking for them, instead of just coming up with things for the children to say.

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  11. http://www.autismvox.com/jenny-mccarthy-autism-mother/

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  12. I agree on the Jenny pec and I saved it to share with my pecs yahoo group.

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  13. I've skimmed the page. So what's so bad about her? As far as I understood, the propaganda on the page went against 'uniform' approaches.

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  14. Vicky,

    The Dr. that treat(ed/s?) her son had a forward in her book that said autism takes the soul from a child and saps the life out of the family. Granted, lot's of people don't read forwards, but some of us were quite offended by it.

    She also, while using a variety of therapies for her son, primarily publicly focuses on vaccines. Many of us think the whole vaccine debate is counterproductive. Research $$ should go into treatments, rather than 'lets show yet again that there isn't a link'. We should put more towards helping living autistics than attempting a fruitless battle at trying to prevent/reduce cases of autism

    It's basically the way she handles the publicity (and the fact that thanks to her publicity many of us parents of autistic kids get asked really stupid questions that have nothing to do with our own child - it gets kinda annoying)

    I have no doubt that she is doing very good things for her son, but she is promoting not so great things for everyone else's kids, and painting an overtly negative picture of autism and publicly puts down, while cursing, people (Barbara Walters, wasn't it?) that don't agree with her, to much cheering of her fans...

    Basically it seems like she's attempting to profit from autism/her son's autism, rather than really trying to help anyone...

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  15. Thanks for the info. I don't watch TV much, and don't watch Oprah at all. In fact, here autism gets almost no attention at all.

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  16. I think if Tiger made his own, there would be a "No" with a circle and line.

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