Provides basic introduction to professionals, staff and volunteers who live or work with people with developmental disability and communication challenges. Includes a communication bill of rights (Guidelines for Meeting the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities, National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities, ASHA.org, 1991). Great for basic introduction to total communication. This lesson is the first in a series. Includes questions and answers. Great to use for training!