Today we’re in the therapy room, talking to Morgan Tyner, a teacher and Facilitative Communication Teacher and Trainer from the Jacksonville, Florida area. We’ll be talking about why it’s so difficult for our kids with ASD to have conversations and how you can help them by increasing your understanding of the issues.
In this episode you will discover:
- How non-verbal people with ASD can communicate effectively through supported typing.
- Why your child may be capable of so much more than you think.
- How we assume intelligence is based on verbal output.
- Why your definition of autism might be completely wrong.
Mentioned on the podcast:
- Carly Fleischmann
- Click HERE to watch a video of Morgan with her students. (Janeen and her son, Ben, make a quick appearance!)
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Morgan Tyner, B.S., founder of ACCEPTS, Inc., has been a special needs educator with a focus on autism for over 10 years. After graduating from Stetson University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, she taught and nurtured middle school students with autism in Duval County. Morgan was introduced to Facilitated Communication (FC) in 2014 where she witnessed firsthand the intelligence trapped inside those with limited expressive language. Through further education in FC by attending Syracuse University’s Introductory Workshop, receiving a mentorship from several Master Trainers, participating in a Training-for-Trainers Workshop, and attending the Put-In-Bay Skill Building Workshop as a Coach, Morgan has been able to grow her reach in the Special Needs community including coordinating numerous FC foundational workshops in the southeastern United States.
In an effort to increase awareness and training for FC, Morgan founded ACCEPTS, Inc., which represents a goal for societal acceptance and inclusion as well as the organization’s mission statement: Assuming Competence in Communication for Exceptional Persons through Typing and Socialization.
Morgan currently provides consultation and training for over 35 families in the southeast region and speaks in schools, churches, and businesses to promote advocacy and education.
You can contact Morgan through her website: https://www.acceptsinc.com/