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.
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Amy Sequenzia, a non-speaking autistic self-advocate, poet and writer, agreed to an interview with me. Amy is someone whose work I have been following since I met her this past spring.
LOS ANGELES -- For the first seven years of Jacob Artson's life, his family believed the doctors who labeled their nonverbal son with autism as "menta...
Sorry to be the spoiler of a feel-good story -- that of Rom Houben, the Belgian man who allegedly "woke up" from a 23-year long coma -- but the hard truth must win out over hopeful emotions.
We found that Obama speaks for all people who cannot speak. Who do not have a voice, literally and figuratively. Somehow, some way, my son with severe autism had picked up this truth.
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