Giving people without speech new ways to talk

OARC Newsletter - FALL 2018 - Cover Story 

Avery Talks with the PODD app on his iPad mini!

Submitted by Marnie Loewen

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Avery is a seven-year-old, Grade Two student at Princess Margaret School.  Here’s a peek at his time in Grade One at John De Graff School and at home before summer break.  He communicates using the PODD app on his iPad mini.  After a year of equipment loans from Open Access Resource Centre, Avery received his own iPad mini with the PODD app in November 2017.

Read the complete article by downloading our
 Fall 2018 Newsletter



We want to recognize our generous funders who have provided children with their own communication systems over the 2017-2018 year:  Winnipeg Goldeyes Field of Dreams Foundation, The Winnipeg Foundation - Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg Community Support Fund, Wawanesa Insurance, 
The Winnipeg Foundation - Kiwanis Club of Winnipeg Community Support Fund, Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, Federated Co-operatives Limited - Winnipeg Employee Giving Committee, and many friends of OARC through Tribute Gifts and donations.

Thank you to our private funder, Carol J. Harvey and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba for funding our third Camp yAAC in 2018 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

Jamie Moses - President
Jackie Markstrom - Vice-President
Jennifer Barthel - Treasurer

Donna Passey - Past-President
Ron Bryer - Director

Carol Conan - Director 

Shellie Hatch - Director
Penny McMillan - Director
Dorian Phillips - Director