FC, RPM, and How Wikipedia Became Complicit in Silencing Non-speaking Autistics

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Over the past few months, I was involved in an editing dispute on Wikipedia involving the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). What began with one contentious edit has now resulted in the deletion of the following biographical articles of autistic people from Wikipedia: Amy Sequenzia, a prominent non-speaking self-advocate who […]

The Anxiety Demon

When your natural autistic instincts lead you somewhere else than the majority’s instincts lead them, you learn to not trust anything– even yourself.