non-verbal

Poetry: Heat

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

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.

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.

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.

wikipedia.org Article on Sue Rubin

Sue Rubin’s page on Wikipedia was removed due to discrimination and vandalism. In protest, The Aspergian is reposting and editing the pages of nonspeakers.

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.

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