nonspeaker

An image for Nick Barry, nonspeaker who uses rapid prompting method or rpm to communicate. A person is looking at a screen and behind them are a ton of eyes staring at the screen. The image depicts how a nonspeaker autistic with autism is often denied access to privacy and autonomy.

The Right to Privacy for Nonspeaking Autistics

Nick Barry, a young nonspeaking advocate, writes about how the privacy and autonomy of nonspeakers is often violated by those around them, how it feels, and how to do better.

Poetry- La Noyée (The Drowned Girl)

“This poem is about a girl in a song and another girl who lives on a planet of perpetual music. To see my life you must also let the music take you.”

Poetry: Love, by Ben Breaux

Nonspeaking advocate and writer Ben Breaux explores the Truth about Love in its purest form.

Ode to my autistic ancestors

Teen nonspeaker Anantha Krishnamurthy pays homage to autistic changemakers throughout history, who from stoning to electric shocks have suffered for their rebellions.

Moods of a morning

This poem is a PDAers anthem. Teen nonspeaker Anantha writes about the drive for autonomy and the freedom found in immersing in a passion.

A Typer’s Freedom Dance

Anantha Krishnamurthy comes through with an onomatopoeic journey of triumph, tapping resonating to thunderous thudding freedom.

Poetry: The Nest

Nonspeaking poet Amelia Jane longs for her voice to be heard. Her winged thoughts perch on the mind and sing of triumph.

Poetry: Lost, I am home

Rumi Ottus is a young nonspeaking poet who was inspired to write this after being moved by the beauty of a photo of a lush rainforest scene.

Poetry: Intelligence

This fun poem from audience favorite, Nonspeaking teen Anantha Krishnamurthy, explores the shifting season and the wisdom of migratory birds.

Gone Again

Rumi Ottus, nonspeaking autistic advocate, is only 8, but his poetry and his wisdom belie his age. This poem looks to the season change and what it means to transition from summer.

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