Culture & Identity

Poetry: Abstractions, Upper Division Sports, and Realities

Noah McSweeny’s debut with NeuroClastic is a series of three shimmering poems spelled out on a letterboard and spanning versions of reality.

NonSpeaking or NonVerbal. Image has a colorful sky as the background.

On Using NonSpeaking, Minimally Speaking, Or Unreliably Speaking Over “Non-Verbal”: NonSpeakers Weigh In

“I prefer nonspeaking as I understand all language. Non-verbal suggests I don’t understand language and doesn’t represent how I love language.”

Motorcycle Boy's perception of color is limited to the "rumble fish".

The Autistic Gaze: Rumble Fish [film]

Representation matters, even indirect and unintentional representation. Headcanon neurodivergent characters abound in our cultural landscape. Motorcycle Boy is damn near archetypal for me. He is an avataric poem, a song of disenfranchisement, a long epic tale of knowing yourself SO well and being known not at all.

a silhoette of a man is falling into deep water and is several feet below the surface. Between him and the surface is a lyre.

Reply to a Lullaby

Anantha Krishnamurthy, nonspeaking teen poet, is an Old Soul. This poem pulls readers through a layered theme from previous work with Layers lurking deep below the surface.

The OCD is in Control

Trevor Byrd is a nonspeaking autistic teen struggling with obsessive compulsions. He conjectures that OCD is his brain’s way of trying to gain some control over his circumstances.

A nonspeaking autistic teen’s reflections on the global pandemic

Sahit Bhagavatula is a 14-year-old nonspeaking autistic who won a writing contest with this essay and his reflections on the covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Hiki: A Dating & Friendships App that Autistics May Actually Want to Use

Lauren Melissa reviews Hiki app, the dating and friendship app specifically for autistic people to find and make connections with other autistics.

Poetry: Abstractions, Upper Division Sports, and Realities

Noah McSweeny’s debut with NeuroClastic is a series of three shimmering poems spelled out on a letterboard and spanning versions of reality.

A nonspeaking autistic teen’s reflections on the global pandemic

Sahit Bhagavatula is a 14-year-old nonspeaking autistic who won a writing contest with this essay and his reflections on the covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Hiki: A Dating & Friendships App that Autistics May Actually Want to Use

Lauren Melissa reviews Hiki app, the dating and friendship app specifically for autistic people to find and make connections with other autistics.

Poetry: Abstractions, Upper Division Sports, and Realities

Noah McSweeny’s debut with NeuroClastic is a series of three shimmering poems spelled out on a letterboard and spanning versions of reality.

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