apraxia

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.

Autism and Food: How to Eat an Elephant

Food aversion is about more than just being a “picky eater” for many autistic people. The task can be overwhelming for more reasons that taste and texture.

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.

Fresh Starts: After the meltdown

Nonspeaker Trevor on the aftermath of an autistic meltdown: “The moment my consciousness begins to return from wherever it fled during my meltdown, I am horrified with what transpired.

Image has colored pictures with talk bubbles against a black background to demonstrate the contrast between written and verbal communication for autistic people with autism

Verbal and Written Communication: The Disconnect

One autistic mother finds language communication her strong suit, but only when it is written. Verbal communication is difficult for her and her son with apraxia of speech.

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