Nonspeakers

Poetry: The Road. 

Anantha Krishnamurthy with another powerful poem that stands as a challenge to all that is wild and free within the soul of readers.

Mental Health Therapy for Nonspeakers

Trevor Byrd, teen Nonspeaker, writes about the benefits of therapy for Nonspeakers whose emotional needs are often overlooked in the push for interventions.

Poetry: My Fault

Trevor Byrd, teen advocate and Autistic Nonspeaker, reflects on feelings of isolation, self-blame, and dysregulation and the resolve to know and accept himself for who he is outside of the world’s projections.

Arresting Ableism; Insight and Experiences of a Nonspeaking Autistic

“People fail disabled folk when they refuse to accept all ways of being human. In a more perfect world agency would be respected, disability rights honored, and brave hearts exalted. I and others have wisdom for a deprived and hostile world. Skilled allies wanted.”

An image for Nick Barry, nonspeaker who uses rapid prompting method or rpm to communicate. A person is looking at a screen and behind them are a ton of eyes staring at the screen. The image depicts how a nonspeaker autistic with autism is often denied access to privacy and autonomy.

The Right to Privacy for Nonspeaking Autistics

Nick Barry, a young nonspeaking advocate, writes about how the privacy and autonomy of nonspeakers is often violated by those around them, how it feels, and how to do better.

Poetry- La Noyée (The Drowned Girl)

“This poem is about a girl in a song and another girl who lives on a planet of perpetual music. To see my life you must also let the music take you.”

Poetry: Love, by Ben Breaux

Nonspeaking advocate and writer Ben Breaux explores the Truth about Love in its purest form.

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