Nonspeakers

Poetry: Heat

Teen nonspeaking poet Anantha Krishnamurthy is inspired by the recent apocalyptic heat waves to pen this powerful imagery and a warning.

The Hidden Rooms in my Mind

RPM enabled me to communicate and express myself after 22 years of being misunderstood and unable to communicate. This is my first longer piece of work trying to describe my mind to people. It took me many sessions to write.

We are capable and deserving of an education

Chris Finnes is a nonspeaking autistic who was bored with being taught the same simple lessons over and over in a school for students with disabilities. He later met Soma Mukhopadhyay and learned to communicate using RPM. Now, he wants to help others gain access to age-appropriate education.

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.

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