Culture & Identity

Therapy Saved My Life

Nick Barry is a nonspeaker who has his world opened up by gaining access to communication, but his emotional needs were not met until he was enrolled in counseling.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Relationship Rubik’s Cube

Because of the intersecting parts of my identity, being Black, AFAB (assigned female at birth), queer, trans, atheist/antitheist, and autistic, I describe myself to be a relationship Rubik’s cube.

Summer and Heaven

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a teen nonspeaking poet wise beyond his years. This pair of poems are penned with a flourish of optimism and a reminder about how the position of your eyes influences your perspective.

The Autistics’ Question

Tejas Rao Sankar challenges schools and society to invest in the autonomy of autistic people and not to deny nonspeakers the right to participate in the IEP process.

Short story: How Curious

Amelia Jane is a 13-year-old nonspeaking autistic writer. This short piece can be interpreted many ways. What do you think it means?

an RPM rapid prompting method letterboard stencil is in a tree with sunlight shining through the letters. Photo credit by autistic advocate matthew rushin.

Tiny Typing Kids: A letter to young nonspeakers

Trevor Byrd is a teen nonspeaker who gained access to communication when he enrolled at Reach Every Voice. After seeing a young girl spelling on a letterboard, he wrote this letter to all the young spellers.

Poetry: Dawn, Midday, and Twilight

Rishi Jena is a teen nonspeaker in high school. His first publication with NeuroClastic features a poetry collection that chronicles a day with optimistic whimsy.

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