THE CUTTING EDGE

      It seems like technology is growing by the day. There is an app for everything, smartphones are essentially computers in our pockets and if you have access to the internet you can connect to anyone anywhere in
the world.

      One of the newest technologies a few of the people we support are using is Voiceitt which is a speech recognition app for people with speech disabilities, disorders, or impairments.

      People like Donald Mials. Donald is 69 years old. He was born and raised in Washington, DC. Donald loves his City and is a big-time home-town sports fan.

      Donald was born with Cerebral Palsy which affects his mobility and speech which can make communication difficult for him. Donald is using the Voiceitt app to better communicate with the world around him. Which is a game-changer in Donald’s life, because he is quite the charmer. He loves to be the center of attention and has a beautiful smile and attitude towards how to make the most out of life. This technology is changing the way Donald can interact with his community. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys joking and laughing with others.

      He no longer has to feel insecure about people misunderstanding him when he speaks. Your support of Donald has helped give him a voice.

      This new technology is just one of the many innovative ways SJCS supports the individuals in our programs. Will you help us level up and support SJCS technology initiatives to improve the quality of the lives of the people you help us serve?