Jacob Harbin is a nonspeaking autist who studies the Bible for guidance on life's challenges. Here's a blog post which he wrote last year. anchorofhopefoundation.org/single-post/20…
Nonspeaking autist Hari Srinivasan lectures on disability justice. #DisabilityRights #CRPD
Here's a short video by 17-year-old nonspeaking autist Jordyn Pallett in preparation for the Innovations in Education Conference 2020. In a few days, I will share one of Jordyn's full presentations at that event.

Akha Khumalo, a young nonspeaking autistic boy from South Africa, has just published this blog post about hyperempathy. akhaswords.home.blog/2020/09/04/you…
Tyler Fihe is an autistic man who cannot speak in the conventional sense, but he can communicate by reading what he has typed, although struggling with intonation.

He explains some of his challenges (which are indeed common to many other autistic people).
Canada has ratified Article 24 of the #CRPD, which embodies the right for disabled people to an equal eduction. Watch nonspeaking autist Damon Kirsebom reporting on the goal of implementation.
Listen to an excerpt from Chapter 31 of the novel 'In Two Worlds' by nonspeaking autistic author Ido Kedar. It's a short family scene involving the nonspeaking protagonist Anthony and members of his family.

It's October, so it's #AACAwarenessMonth.

We have work to do.

There are autistic people who can't talk, who are being spoken over by doctors and other 'experts'.

They hear what people say, but can't show that they understand.

Listen to those who can.

"I think if I didn’t have my loving pleasant Mom to help me through the last little while I would have been a bigger blob or mess. This is a shout out to those that give of themselves freely to let good charges shine." — Jordyn Pallett, nonspeaking autist

Multiply disabled activist Mel Baggs, who died on 11 April 2020, wrote about the pervasiveness of ableism in all types of oppression.
Q&A with nonspeaking autist DJ Savarese (of @DeejMovie fame):

What does real inclusion look like?

#AACAwareness opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/qa-what…
In 2019 I shared a blog post by nonspeaking autist Dillan Barmarche in this thread.

Here Dillan appears in an iPad advertisement.

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9 Oct
This is such a common thing now. Just say there's a conspiracy, and that's evidence enough for QAnon supporters. Throw Soros into the sentence and that's verification for them.
When you ask them for REAL evidence, they go, "OMG do your own research! Don't you know how to use Google?!"
So you use Google and produce evidence to the contrary of what they say, and they move on to, "Think for yourself!"
Science communication is one of the most essential jobs in the world today. Not just, "What scientists say" or "What science says" (because many people don't trust that), but "HOW SCIENCE GETS ITS ANSWERS".
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19 Jun
I am encouraging a boycott of autism research participation by autists and parents of autistic children, unless autistic people are involved in setting the goals of the studies. Don't participate just because it's about autism. The study design and ethics may be up to maggots.
People who participate in ethics committees are not necessarily trained in the #CRPD. In my experience, many of those people are clueless about the realities of human rights.
A simple example is that many of the supervisors and ethics people insist on researchers using person-first language in research papers, which is exactly what most autistic participants in English-speaking environments DON'T want. (This is, like, 'Autistic Culture 101'.)
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29 Apr
Some months ago I shared a video of nonspeaking autistic author Lucy Blackman typing a conference speech. Today I am sharing Lucy's bio at the Brotherhood of the Wordless site. brotherhoodofthewordless.com/our-authors/lu…
Autism at Cal (at UC Berkeley) has elected @HariSri108 as its new president. Hari is the first nonspeaking autist to fulfil this role. uniquelyhari.blogspot.com/2020/05/presid…
Today I'm sharing a poem by nonspeaking autistic poet Imane Boukaila, titled 'In the Quarantine Body'.
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26 Apr
My mother and I took more than two hours trying to sew a 3-layered mask from a 2-layer pattern.

We didn't finish.

Come 1 May, Cape Town is gonna have the largest number of fake niqabis the city has ever seen, thanks to modern women being klutzes at traditional skills.

Your mask is to protect OTHERS in case YOU are infected and you don't know it.

An infected person in an inferior mask (e.g. loose, single layer) places others at risk.

So if YOU want to be safe from others, you need to help THEM get access to good masks.

If you are sewing decent 3-layer masks for yourself, sew some for others and give them away for free. Encourage other people to do the same. To reduce the spread of the virus, we need to spread THIS idea virally.
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10 Mar
Will people pay their part-time no-contract domestic servants to not come to work? #CoronavirusInSA
What happens to day labourers - men at the side of the road? #CoronavirusInSA
Who will pay the sex workers to not work? #CoronavirusInSA
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2 Mar
I've figured something out. We don't necessarily another service organisation for autists in South Africa, although ALL the service organisations could do with massive improvement (and it doesn't all depend on funding increases).

We need this because existing service organisations are not equipped to deal with human rights violations and in particular, the nature of the abuse that many autistic children and adults experience at the hand of caregivers.
They are not well structured and equipped to lobby for change and they are DEFINITELY not geared towards prosecutions and victim placements.
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