The goal of this program is to bridge the communication gaps by modeling and educating our community in different forms of communication with the goal of an inclusive community.
Awareness is such a powerful thing..it creates conscious changes in thought processes, behaviors and decision making that pave the way towards a better future.
A Voice For All Foundation contributes to communication, education and public awareness of communication inclusion. We develop education and awareness programs to effect positive change in the community. These initiatives focus on educating the general population as well as those with extraordinary needs on the use of communication boards implemented, developing communication tools, and educational sessions. We develop these educational programs by understanding the needs of the community we serve as well as the population we are educating to best fill the communication gaps to encourage connections, growth and a stronger sense of community. We also partner with organizations and other Government agencies to amplify awareness and the need for communication inclusion in our community.
Be the voice of those who are trying to find theirs.
We have partnered with Apex Police Department in North Carolina to help bridge the communication gaps in our community! We have created communication tools tailored to the police force to facilitate communication when engaging with non-speaking individuals, those with speech and language limitations and/or extraordinary needs.
Not only have we created these tools alongside our police officers to best understand their needs, we also met with Apex CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) trained police officers to gather information and understand protocols in place so we can best assist in educating with the use of communication tools, how to engage with the community we serve more effectively as well as share best practices when assisting a special needs child or individual with different needs. These bilingual communication tools may also be used in circumstances where a child is verbal, but may be hesitant to speak up due to domestic violence, abuse or even shyness.
The protectors of the PEAK are nothing short of amazing! We are grateful for them and their families as well as their sacrifice and service. We are truly blessed to be part of a wonderful community that recognizes a need and is willing work towards meeting that need with the goal of serving the community better.
We partnered with We Rock The Spectrum – Cary to provide communication tools tailored to the Sensory Friendly Night at The NC Chinese Lantern Festival held at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, NC on December 6th, 2022. This event was the first of its kind and it was well-received by the community. We were honored to serve!
The event had a welcoming environment for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as those with sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. This Sensory Friendly Night included lower decibel music, decreased capacity, no strobe or flashing lights, as well as access to designated Quiet Areas to decompress from sensory overload.
All are welcome to apply. We will be contacting our local firefighters and first responders!
Reach Out to Marianne Georgiou
If you’re interested in learning more about the Education and Awareness Program, feel free to reach out to Marianne via phone or email!