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”
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”
I recently published an article about the erasure from Wikipedia of autistic people who use or have used facilitated communication. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, but there have been a few persistent arguments that violate the principles of argumentation … Read more “Logical Fallacies in the Facilitated Communication Debate”
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”