Guest Editor’s Remarks In this issue we present a story. While it wasn't meant to be one of future shock, the content of four of our five articles may strike some this way. Our story presents an outcome of service delivery for augmentative communication services and systems using a managed health care ... Editorial
Editorial  |   May 01, 1998
Guest Editor’s Remarks
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Editorial
Editorial   |   May 01, 1998
Guest Editor’s Remarks
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1998, Vol. 7, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aac7.2.3
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1998, Vol. 7, 3-4. doi:10.1044/aac7.2.3
In this issue we present a story. While it wasn't meant to be one of future shock, the content of four of our five articles may strike some this way. Our story presents an outcome of service delivery for augmentative communication services and systems using a managed health care plan for funding one consumer, Tonya Ayres. Tonya is a young adult living in Oregon. She's employed and lives in a group home with several other young adults. Tonya also has a severe speech impairment making it difficult for many of her friends and colleagues to understand her. She wanted and needed speech augmentation so that she could managed her affairs more independently. This is when her story gets sticky, as the state she lives in covers individuals with disabilities with managed health care plans instead of the usual form of state Medicaid.
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