‘Speechless’ Recognized for Social Change Advocacy “Speechless,” the ABC family-centered comedy that highlights a teenager who uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), received 2016 Television Academy Honors this spring. Presented annually by the Television Academy, which also administers the Primetime Emmy Awards, the honor recognizes programs that tackle social issues and use television as a forum ... News in Brief
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‘Speechless’ Recognized for Social Change Advocacy
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‘Speechless’ Recognized for Social Change Advocacy
The ASHA Leader, June 2017, Vol. 22, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.22062017.10
The ASHA Leader, June 2017, Vol. 22, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB2.22062017.10
“Speechless,” the ABC family-centered comedy that highlights a teenager who uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), received 2016 Television Academy Honors this spring.
Presented annually by the Television Academy, which also administers the Primetime Emmy Awards, the honor recognizes programs that tackle social issues and use television as a forum advocate for social change.
On “Speechless,” the family of JJ Dimeo—a young man with cerebral palsy—fights real and imagined injustices. It showcases life with disability and highlights JJ’s struggles to, for example, achieve independence and respect and find a voice.
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