Content authored by Thanh Diep, post edited by Deirdre Galvin-McLaughlin
About the Author
My name is Thanh Diep. I am a Vietnamese American woman with Cerebral Palsy. I interact with people with the assistance of my Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device called the Accent 1400. I’m a Bridge School alumna, and attended one of the first Bridge School classrooms. I graduated from San Francisco State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. I’m a mentor to many, artist, filmmaker and writer. I’m a volunteer assistant and mentor to both the clinicians and participants at San Francisco State University Conversation Club, where future Speech Language Pathologists work with individuals who use AAC. I’m also a founding member of the Bridging Communities Through Alternative Communication (BCTAC) group. I am the co-coordinator and Treasurer for this group. I live in San Francisco.
Thanh Diep shares all about her personal experiences as a person who uses AAC with insurance funding a new speech-generating device (SGD).