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Facilitated Communication

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.

An Interview With Amy Sequenzia, a Non-Speaking Autistic Writer and Poet

Ariane Zurcher | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ariane Zurcher

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.

Kathleen Miles

Nonverbal Teen Labeled 'Mentally Retarded' Stuns Family

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.12.2012 | Los Angeles

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...

The Coma Man Hoax: Rom Houben's "Communication" Is "Ideomotor" Ouija Board Effect

Michael Shermer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Shermer

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.

Obama and Autism

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

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.