We are autistic individuals who had no way to communicate, until someone introduced us to typing.
It is estimated that as many as 25 percent of individuals living with autism spectrum disorders are non-verbal. That is, they cannot functionally communicate with others using their voice.
Typing isn’t for everyone, but for us it OPENS THE WINDOW TO THE WORLD and awesomely introduces relationship at a profoundly meaningful level.
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
We strive to educate the public about why it is important to presume competence of nonverbal autistics, to help train school boards and faculties how to accept and aid nonverbal students, and to show nonverbals and their families that, with work and training, it is possible to open lines of communication that they believed was not possible.
Every child has the right to receive an education, but it isn't always easy to get the education they deserve. Within the law, there are specific procedural safeguards to protect your child’s rights. However, many educators are untrained and unprepared to teach children with special needs. Sometimes, we need to stand up for ourselves and Fight for those rights.
We all need a little help every now and then. Many families with a child on the "Spectrum" rely on this help, be it educational, special training, support services, or even financial assistance, to provide for their children's needs. To help find the needed support, we have compiled a list of resources, including education, training, service organizations, products and services, and more.