Very often, the voice of non speaking autistic people is lost in the chaos of doubters of facilitated communication, but this book shatters the glass ceiling and gives a fitting reply to all the people who do not believe in facilitated communication. My heart felt thanks to all the amazing people who contributed to this book. Not only, non-speaking autistic people, but also,others on the autism spectrum who can speak verbally, find a voice in this book. They talk about how difficult it is for them to speak verbally and shed light on the fact that though they are verbal, they find typing a more effective way to communicate their feeling and thoughts!
This book is a collection of essays and is edited by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth Grace. I have read many articles written by Amy and love her work.
Some on my favourite essays are :
Well really I am – Aaron Greenwood
A sense of wonder – knowing my hand
My name is Emma – Emma Charlotte Studer
I am the perfect candidate – Eva Sweeney
Written english is my first language – Cori Frazer
How do I explain – Kimberly Dixon
Lucy’s song – Lucy Blackman
Non Speaking not silent – Autism dog girl
Notes on not speaking – Bridget Allen
Typing to talk is healing – Philip Reyes
Solitary confinement – Roy Bedward
The song of life unfolding – Sparrow Rose Jones
I don’t want your ‘protection’ – Amy Sequenzia
Yardsticks poem by Lydia Wayman
If you are a parent or someone whose world is touched by autism, read this book, it will definitely enrich your understanding of autism.
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