non-speaking

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.

Real Progress Takes Time, So Don’t Give Up

Rithik Sinhasan is a nonspeaking autistic teen who wants to be a travel writer, but before gaining access to rapid prompting method, or RPM, through Soma Mukhopadhyay, his dreams were grounded.

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 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.

Behave OR Be Well

In ABA, children are not given the same respect and access to care as with any other form of therapy. Their access to stimming, comfort objects, and other self-regulatory measures is blocked so the therapist can observe the child self-injurious behaviors.

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.

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