facilitated communication

Hockey Rules and Other Opinions

Sharing opinions shouldn’t be a privilege, but for autistic people without access to the right communication tools, sharing opinions is not an option. Trevor wants that to change.

Three clear honey jars of different shades from light to dark.

Label Jars, Not People

For most of his life, until he started typing, E was identified as a “low-functioning autistic.” These are his thoughts on function labels.

Image shows a surrealistic purple sunset with a silhouette of a boy jumping. Text reads: When I was small, I didn't even know that I was a kid with special needs. How did I find out? By other people telling me that I was different from everyone else, and that this was a problem. Naoki Higashida

wikipedia.org Article for Naoki Higashida

Editor’s Note: Anti-autistic Wikipedia editors have long been vandalizing and rewriting the narrative around autism and neurodiversity, with the most aggressive editing directed at non-speaking

The “Severe Autism” Concept is Behaviourism’s Final Stand

I believe that those of us with platforms are obliged to share the words of non-speakers and seek their input whenever possible. We can’t do what the “anti-neurodiversity” crowd does; we can’t argue over whose voice is more acceptable.

A card in a person's hand against a blue background. On the card is a poem from Lucy Blackman titled, Voice. The poem read: A triangle in a world of violins, an echo not an original chord, my voice sings for the angels.

Wikipedia.org Article on Lucy Blackman

Anti-autistic editors at Wikipedia have gotten many autistic pages removed from the site because they take issue with the way they learned to communicate. We are republishing the pages in protest.

wikipedia.org Article on Amy Sequenzia

When non-speaking autistics are given tools and choices for ways to communicate, to express themselves, they are empowered to become the authors of their own

The Cage

I am a nonspeaking teen who types to communicate. I learned to communicate this way when I was nine years old. This was the year

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