Nonspeakers

The Joy of Communication

Matt Crittenden is a nonspeaking autistic who delights in the new and depending relationships he forms now that he has access to communication that works for him.

Poetry: Assessment

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a nonspeaking autistic teen advocate who uses RPM to communicate. In this poem, he recalls the isolation of not being able to demonstrate his ability before access to communication rights.

Airplanes and the Autistic

Tejas Rao Sankar, a nonspeaking autistic, attempted to board a flight, but his body did not want to cooperate with his mind.

From Up Here by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

Nonspeaking Autistic Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay explores his muteness against the context of the mainstream from his inner world amongst the clouds.

Nonspeaker Perspectives on Representation

With the help of the International Association of Spelling to Communicate, we asked Nonspeaking Autistic young people what they would like for the world to know about their lived experiences, thoughts, and inner lives.

The Stress of Being Dependent

The pandemic lockdown gave nonspeaking teen Trevor a dose of what will be like after high school. He explores the difference in what life will be like for him compared to other young adults his age.

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