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 I learned Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) with Soma Mukhopadhyay, RPM’s creator. My life changed forever … Read more “The Cage”
The minute I wake up, my mind is active. I do not think in words. I am about as pure a visual thinker as you can get. I can visualize my life like a film, and pause at certain points, … Read more “Why AAC is a Human Right for Non-Speaking Autistics and Disabled People”
Over the past few months, I was involved in an editing dispute on Wikipedia involving the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).
What began with one contentious edit has now resulted in the deletion of the … Read more “FC, RPM, and How Wikipedia Became Complicit in Silencing Non-speaking Autistics”
I am a nonspeaking autistic teen. I used to be called non-verbal. Non-verbal is a misleading word because it conjures up ideas that a person who cannot speak cannot understand words either. That is far from the truth. The truth … Read more “Independence through Dependence: Why I Need a Communication Facilitator”