MISSION AND HISTORY
The beautiful inspiration behind Lilly's Voice, is Autistic, has Apraxia, and is considered non-speaking. Her parents never wanted her to feel like she couldn't communicate with others, so at age 3 they purchased an AAC device for her. Having the ability to communicate has helped her grow into the thriving 9 year old she is today, however not all children are lucky enough to receive an AAC device. Many parents try to work through the school district or their insurance company, only to be given the run around, be told their child needs to meet antiquated prerequisites, and are eventually waitlisted or rejected all together. Some have access to AAC Lending Libraries or recycling programs, but again, the waitlists can be long, and most don't want to lose precious time.
AAC should be easy to acquire for all anyone that needs one, however since they aren't, many parents end up purchasing their own and then try to help their child without the aid of professionals. So what happens if a parent jumps through all the right hoops, is continuously rejected, and cannot afford AAC on their own? That's when Lilly's Voice comes in! Our mission is to provide communication devices to those that need it, similar to Lilly, but can't get it themselves, because ALL children deserve a voice!
When someone is approved for an AAC device through Lilly's Voice, we will not only make arrangements for the purchase of the device and/or software, we will also provide resources to assist the family in setting up the device, as well as tactics for teaching the child how to use it (if needed).