There once was a time when communicating was nearly impossible for me, then the letterboard changed my life. I want people to know that there are a multitude of ways people can communicate. I mainly use a letterboard, although lots of autistics have other ways.
I have learned that communicating is much more than words that are verbally spoken. I was known for communicating with my eyes and facial expressions long before I could communicate via a letterboard.
I am here to show and tell people that it is possible to communicate and make a difference in the world, without physically speaking.
Is it hard? Of course- but to have the thoughts in your head verbally said to the world is incredibly rewarding. Please don’t give up. It is possible and can happen!
Coming from me, Ben Breaux, a nonspeaking autistic.