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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.

On Perseverence

As a nonspeaking autistic, Arjun has faced many obstacles, but his tenacity, warmth, and the support of his family have kept him soldiering forward.

The Autistic Boy Who Became Typical

Gregory Tino is a nonspeaking advocate who didn’t gain access to reliable communication until discovering S2C as an adult. This short story explores what he would gain, and lose, if he became non-autistic.

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.

Therapy Saved My Life

Nick Barry is a nonspeaker who has his world opened up by gaining access to communication, but his emotional needs were not met until he was enrolled in counseling.

The Autistics’ Question

Tejas Rao Sankar challenges schools and society to invest in the autonomy of autistic people and not to deny nonspeakers the right to participate in the IEP process.

Short story: How Curious

Amelia Jane is a 13-year-old nonspeaking autistic writer. This short piece can be interpreted many ways. What do you think it means?

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