This week Scott Badesch, President and CEO of the Autism Society of America, sits down with Lucas to talk about the most urgent needs of those on the Autism spectrum, what the ASA's strategic plan is for the coming year, the critical state of the health care (and political) system in the United States, and the impact of vaccines on Autism (there isn't any).

Meanwhile, Chris and Rachel talk about unique considerations for Augmentative/Alternative Comunication in the ASD population including strategic use - and avoidance - of preferred utterances and many more concerns. If you don't work with AAC, skip 8-10 minutes in to listen to Scott! This interview is also available on YouTube (below) and on the SpeechScience channel on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and most Smart TVs, all in audio only.

You can contact Mr. Badesch via the Autism Society of America, and we also would love to hear your feedback and opinions! Come join us on Facebook (page) or our group, email us at tech@speechscience.org, or @talkingwithtech on Instagram or Twitter.