New Theories About Causes of Autism Just Add to Confusion

May 17, 2016

Are you as tired as we are reading these types of stories that seem to pop up regularly declaring the latest in a long list of “possible” causes of autism. Using this same kind of logic, we could write that corn flakes may or may not cause autism.

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Registration for The 2016 ICI Autism Summer Institute Now Open

May 13, 2016

One of the most popular events each year for many typers and their families is the annual Autism Summer Institute conference hosted by the Syracuse University School of Education’s Institute on Communication and Inclusion. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday July 26 – Thursday July 28, at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel…

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“Free Me” – a Poem by Typer Clayton Tharpe

May 11, 2016

Typer and SBT member Clayton Tharp wanted to share this poem with all of us. It was written in music therapy and sent to us by therapist Kelly Porten. Enjoy!

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2016 Midwest Autism Summer Institute Coming to Des Moines June 27 – 28

May 11, 2016

We want to remind everyone that the 2016 Midwest Summer Institute is rapidly approaching. This year’s Institute, the theme of which is “Advocating for Access: the Right to Inclusion, the Right to Communication” will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa on June 27 and 28.  The event is hosted by…

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2016 Midwest Autism Summer Institute Information Update

March 3, 2016

As we reported in January, the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with the Institute for Inclusion and Communication at Syracuse University, Inclusion Connection, and Disability Studies in Education, will host the 2016 Midwest Summer Institute – Advocating for Access: the Right to Inclusion, the Right to Communication in Des Moines, Iowa on June 27…

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One Parent’s Response to Lisa Brady’s Attack on Facilitated Communication

March 1, 2016

As we mentioned in our article “The New FC Debate, Round 3: Another “Expert” Enters the Fight,” Lisa Brady, M.Ed., a so-called “autism expert,” has entered the fray in an effort to throw the worst light possible on the use of FC to help nonverbal autistics communicate. In January, Brady distributed an email with the…

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The New FC Debate, Round 3: Another “Expert” Enters the Fight

March 1, 2016

A few weeks ago, we first reported about the latest round of attacks on the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) in the post “Join the Fight Against Attack on Nonverbal Autistics’ Right to Communicate.” after author David Auerbach published his controversial article “Facilitated Communication Is a Cult That Won’t Die,” on Slate.com. In our post,…

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Our Thanks to 500 Festival Princess Bailey Troutman for her Visit to SBT’s Celebration of Communication

February 26, 2016

Newly appointed 500 Festival Princess Bailey Troutman delighted Saved By Typing’s members when she visited our monthly Celebration of Communication On Saturday, February 21. Bailey is the sister of typer and SBT member Brock Troutman, a nonverbal autistic who uses Facilitated Communication (FC), aka supported typing, to communicate with his family, friends, and the outside…

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Register Now for MNRI Assessment Clinic and Masgutova Method Parent Workshop

February 24, 2016

    Thank you for your interest in our MNRI® Assessment Clinic and Masgutova Method® Parent Training Workshop, conducted by the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI.) Registration for both of these events is now open. Read on for instructions on the two-part registration process. [dt_divider style=”thick” /] Step 1: Registration Instructions for the MNRI® Assessment…

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Register Here for April 16th Celebration of Communication

February 23, 2016

REGISTER for Our Next Celebration of Communication on Saturday, April 16, 2016 NOTE: Due to the Jamie Burke Weekend Event, the March Celebration of Communication has been cancelled. Please join us on Saturday, April 16 for our next Celebration event.   Saturday, April 16, is our next Celebration and we hope you can make it…

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Join us for our Next Typer Hangout on Friday, April 1!

February 23, 2016

Scroll down to register our next Typer Hangout on Friday, April 1st.   TYPERS, YOU ARE INVITED! You are invited to join other typers in a Typer Hangout every third Friday from 3:30 PM EST to 4:30 or 5PM EST sponsored by Saved by Typing. Please join us for our next scheduled Hangout on Friday,…

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2016 Rethinking Autism Conference to Kick Off Autism Awareness Month

February 19, 2016

Click to Scroll Down to Event & Registration Details   April is National Autism Awareness Month, a nationwide effort started by the Autism Society in the early 90s to “promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of…

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500 Festival Princess to Visit Saved By Typing’s February Celebration

February 17, 2016

We are pleased to announce that newly appointed 500 Festival Princess Bailey Troutman, the sister of typer and SBT member Brock Troutman, will pay a visit to our next Celebration of Communication on Saturday, February 20th at 4:00 PM. She is one of 33 college-aged women selected as 500 Festival Princesses to serve as ambassadors…

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Debate Over Autism Puzzle Piece Logo Heats Up

February 15, 2016

We received a message on our Facebook page the other day that raised an issue we had not heard about before, and would like to hear if others agree with the reader’s opinion. A reader of our Facebook page sent us this message on Feb 11th: “…I really wish you didn’t have puzzle pieces in…

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Independent Typer/Social Talker Jamie Burke Coming to Central Indiana on 3/12

February 9, 2016

Click to Scroll Down to Event Details(Includes Updated Schedule Information)   We are pleased to announce that Jamie Burke, a Motivational Speaker, Social Advocate, and autistic independent typer, will be making a visit to the Indianapolis area, with presentations on Saturday March 12th and Sunday March 13th. Long-time members of Saved By Typing may recognize…

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