Nonspeakers

On Perseverence

As a nonspeaking autistic, Arjun has faced many obstacles, but his tenacity, warmth, and the support of his family have kept him soldiering forward.

The Autistic Boy Who Became Typical

Gregory Tino is a nonspeaking advocate who didn’t gain access to reliable communication until discovering S2C as an adult. This short story explores what he would gain, and lose, if he became non-autistic.

Gone Again

Rumi Ottus, nonspeaking autistic advocate, is only 8, but his poetry and his wisdom belie his age. This poem looks to the season change and what it means to transition from summer.

Poetry: The Fall

Anantha Krishnamurthy, teen nonspeaking poet, continues to carry a storied motif through a collection of poetry that he builds in layers, the sensory feast of season changes carving out the future like the tireless cascade of a waterfall.

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.

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.

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