Meet Niki

Niki is a young woman who loves knitting, movies and dancing. She has an intellectual disability that impacts her communication, but she loves to chat and make friends.

Niki is aware of the ways her communication impacts her life.

When her companion Arabella asks her how she feels when she is talking to people, Niki says 'Nice. Feeling good inside.' But talking with other people can be challenging.

Communication is like making new friends so difficult.

But Niki knows exactly how other people can help. This includes talking normally and softly, and not using long or hard words.

Some words are hard, and I can’t understand the word is. And person say ‘oh’, and that person, then he can change different words.

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