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Autism Role Models

Non-Speaking Autistic Woman Writes Book

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

Barb knew some would doubt the words she typed were hers, because she needed a facilitator when she first began typing. Undeterred, she spent the next 10 years learning to type independently, one index finger jabbing at a letter at a time.

A Conversation With the Talented Writer, Blogger and All-Around Amazing Julia Bascom

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

A year ago, I found Julia Bascom's blog, and it changed my life. Within the last year, Julia created the video "The Loud Hands Project." This video, together with Julia's blog, is mandatory viewing for any and all who are even remotely interested in autism or know someone on the spectrum.

Performer, Singer, Mother, Wife, Friend and Autistic: An Interview With Chou Chou

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

I read her comment a dozen times. I felt indescribable joy, and I wept. I was just beginning to find the writings of autistic adults and had started, very tentatively, to reach out to a few of them. Out of nowhere there was Chou Chou reaching out to me!