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
A frustrating myth that persists about autism is the notion that those who cannot verbalize their thoughts have none. Simply stating it in this article is enough to make most people cock a skeptical eyebrow, Yet the idea hounds autistic folks, fueling ignorant assumptions about functioning and intellect.