A communication shift: Icons on t-shirts

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Last week Jocelyn Eastman, Board member for the Art of Autism posted on The Art of Autism Facebook page about Iconspeak, an innovative company that is making a difference in world travel. Jocelyn was astute in her observation that this company can make a big difference for the autistic community as well.

Iconspeak touts t-shirts for traveling in foreign countries when you don’t know the language. They sell t-shirts and other products with icons you can point to in order to communicate. Don’t we always talk about autism is wrong-planet syndrome? Icons have been used as ways to help autistic people with limited verbal ability.

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Besides t-shirts they also offer handbags and visors.

This article was inspired by an article on the website Bored Panda.

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The Art of Autism is featuring articles in their new section The Autism Shift about how autism is helping us shift our perceptions of the world.

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