I recently read a comment that many autistic people don’t fit well into a speaking vs non-speaking binary. And that is a very important point to remember. I count myself among those people.
I wrote before about how I went mute for an entire year. Though even then I wasn’t 100% non-speaking, as I did give one-word replies to questions. I have also suffered from bouts of selective mutism. Though I prefer the term situational mutism.
And as you can see from my review of the Emergency Chat App, I use AAC from time to time. And feel I may benefit from using it more in the future.
Yesterday I gave a talk at the AuSome 2020 Conference and according to folks who heard me, I did quite well. That should have surprised me, but it didn’t. It should have surprised me because I usually can’t talk out loud to…
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