Young specialist consulting with her experienced colleague while pointing at one of evidence of crime on board

There were a couple of things that spurred my dive into research regarding facilitated communication (FC) and other methods of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).  One that I have mentioned before is that I watched a few documentaries featuring autistic … Read more “Double Standards: ABA vs.  Facilitated Communication”

A child's hand using a tablet on a table with a desk plant in the background.

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”

Student around 10 years old in a classroom using a tablet sitting next to a teacher. They are both looking at the camera.

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”