Giving people without speech new ways to talk

OARC Newsletter - FALL 2019 - Cover Story 

Marianne communicates with apps on her iPad mini and in various other ways!

Submitted by Marnie Loewen

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Let me introduce you to Marianne - a spunky eleven-year-old who is in grade six at Shamrock School.  I have seen Marianne in action many times . . . at the Cerebral Palsy Stationary Bike Race participating on her Equipe de Marianne Teams . . . grinning from ear to ear at the zoo having stuffed herself into her little sister's stroller . . . and at four "Camp yAAC's" - a communication camp initiated by Open Access Resource Centre.

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 Fall 2019 Newsletter


We want to recognize our generous funders who have provided children with their own communication systems over the 2018-2019 year:  Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation, The Winnipeg Foundation - Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg Community Support Fund, Wawanesa Insurance, 
Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Federated Co-operatives Limited - Winnipeg Employee Giving Committee, Thomas Sill Foundation and many friends of OARC through Tribute Gifts and donations.

Thank you to The Winnipeg Foundation for funding a part-time speech-language pathology position.

Thank you to our private funder, Carol J. Harvey and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba for funding our fourth Camp yAAC in 2019 where children with communication challenges were encouraged to talk with their speech-generating devices (SGD) throughout the day while participating in fun camp activities and making new friends.

Our Board of Directors

Jackie Markstrom - President
Shellie Hatch - Vice-President
Jennifer Barthel - Treasurer

Donna Passey - Past-President
Ron Bryer - Director

Carol Conan - Director 

Penny McMillan - Director
Dorian Phillips - Director
Rina Urish - Director