Ava’s mom Jennifer discovered assistive technology and AAC while searching the internet for advice about Rett syndrome. Having learned new languages herself, she understood that learning AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) is like learning any language, where immersion and frequent practice are key to success. Ava’s parents want her to express herself freely, so they use Snap Core First, a symbol-based AAC software, to help her expand her language skills. The family uses several devices adapted to her needs. They first chose the I-Series+, an eye-gaze enabled speech generating device, for home life and the PCEye Mini, a lightweight eye tracker that attaches to her tablet for school. They're now using an I-13, one of the newer model I-Series. It allows Ava to use the rear-facing text window for more natural face to face conversations and to use the device outdoors, even when it’s sunny.