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A Two Year Study of Communication Options for People with Autism and Their Effects on Quality of Life

This investigator conducted a national survey of individuals who know well a person who uses an alternative or augmentative communication (AAC) system.  The intent was to determine if users of AAC have had significant increases in quality of life since they began using these communication systems.  Responses of those who identified Facilitated Communication (FC) as their primary communication method were compared to individuals using other AAC methods.