End Seclusion Podcast

Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC): An interview with Mike Hipple

August 16, 2021 The Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint Season 2 Episode 18
End Seclusion Podcast
Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC): An interview with Mike Hipple
Show Notes

Mike Hipple is a man with cerebral palsy and uses Augmentative Alternative Communication. He was misplaced in a behavioral classroom known as EBD for 8 long years, just because he couldn't communicate his needs and wants. Somehow he got out and now he is on the mission to educate and to advocate for families, students, and professionals that children who is nonverbal and " having challenging behaviors" don't need to be in a behavioral program and or cognitive program just because they are having behaviors. Mr. Hipple serves on the education committee and the membership committee for United States Society of Alternative and Augmentative Communication {USSAAC} and he is the founder of Wisconsin AAC Network. He is a member of Wisconsin Autism Society and Autism Society of America.