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Nonverbal Autism

The Letter I Would Have Written For My Parents When I Was Still Nonverbal

The Mighty | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
The Mighty

I know it's breaking your heart to see me as I am now. Most of the kids we know are starting to talk while I'm just making sounds. I'm lashing out because I'm struggling. I can't communicate my needs, and things are just not going the way I wish they would.

The First Time I Realized My Nonverbal Autistic Child Was Communicating

Marci Lebowitz | Posted 01.15.2016 | Parents
Marci Lebowitz

When you approach your child calmly, this will allow you to decipher the communication clues your child is sending you with clarity. Your high-strung nerves can melt away into compassion, bringing a sense of peace to both you and your child.

Why Believing in Your Autistic Child's Abilities Makes All the Difference

Marci Lebowitz | Posted 12.09.2015 | Parents
Marci Lebowitz

Parents ask me all the time, "How can I believe in my child when the professionals tell me he is low functioning and has a low IQ? How can I believe in my child when I'm dead tired and overwhelmingly frustrated with their challenging behaviors?"

Seven Years Ago Today: A Story About Suicide and Autism

Heidi LoStracco | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Heidi LoStracco

When I hear or read that individuals on the autism spectrum don't form relationships, don't understand what's going on around them, or that they're "in their own world," I think of Sam.

WATCH: Nonverbal Man Finds His Voice

Posted 06.06.2013 | Los Angeles

A nonverbal teen with autism has found his voice. 19-year-old Neal Katz has gone from not being able to speak to being able to translate his though...

Living With Autism: When Our Kids Become Adults

Elaine Hall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Hall

Everyone is asking the same question: "What happens when our kids become adults?" With a ratio of 1 of 110 children having autism, and this number growing, we must find answers.