Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when communication is properly aided. 

Vidya Banerjee hosts the podcast and blog Autism Family Story. Her 16-year-old autistic son Aarian is non-speaking and communicates with an Augmentative and Alternative Communication device, or AAC for short. 

In today’s conversation, we discuss: 

  • Do’s, don’ts, and common misconceptions about AAC

  • Aarian’s rare seizure disorder, called Landau Kleffner syndrome

  • Vidya’s hopes for her son

  • Her mission as a blogger and podcaster

  • Tips for parents 

To learn more about Vidya Banerjee, please visit


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