Home Run Hitters International, Inc. (HRH) believes:
Everyone has value.
Everyone needs relationships.
Relationships are built on and strengthened by interactions.
Everyone regardless of his abilities has potential/means to interact.
Increased opportunities for stress-free, fun interactions build skills.
(We understand that the state of health affects the interaction, relational process)
Home Run Hitters International, Inc. (HRH) adopts:
Communication Bill of Rights
All people with a disability of any extent or severity have a basic right to affect, through communication, the conditions of their existence. All people have the following specific communication rights in their daily interactions.
EACH PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO
- request desired objects, actions, events, and people
- refuse undesired objects, actions, or events
- express personal preferences and feelings
- be offered choices and alternatives
- reject offered choices
- request and receive another person’s attention and interaction
- ask for and receive information about changes in routine and environment
- receive intervention to improve communication skills
- receive a response to any communication, whether or not the responder can fulfill the request
- have access to AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) and other
- AT (assistive technology) services and devices at all times
- have AAC and other AT devices that function properly at all times
- be in environments that promote one’s communication as a full partner with other people, including peers
- be spoken to with respect and courtesy
- be spoken to directly and not be spoken for or talked about in the third person while present
- have clear, meaningful, and culturally and linguistically appropriate communications
For more information, go to the NJC website at www.asha.org/njc