A Relish for Research:

A Relish for Research:  Meet the Researchers from the Motormorphosis 2020 Picnic   Change! Nonspeaking, minimally speaking and unreliably speaking individuals are on a transformative quest to synchronize mind and motor. Starting with the development of the motor skills to spell and building to whole body, purposeful movement, this epic transformation can be described as […]

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Met stories

Breakthrough This video tells an important story from my childhood. It’s important to me because it highlights both the persistence over a long time that I needed to figure things out before I learned to spell, and the importance of the support I got from my parents and caregivers even when they didn’t understand what […]

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You Go to Learn Mountains

You Go to Learn Mountains  Please try to get that the nothing is the birth of the new world that you get to create going to the mother who is asking you to just dare to kill the old ways that you get stuck in yes yes – please try to go to the gut […]

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Neuroliterature

Neuroliterature,  Diverse Readers and Our Summer Reading List  We Expect More from Literature.   Summer and reading are twinned in paths that go back deep into childhoods spent reading for hours on end. Reading lists and books pop up everywhere we go. Airport book stores, local libraries display beguiling books to consume under the shade […]

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The Pedagogy of S2C

The Pedagogy of S2C Think about a time when you were truly excited and engaged in learning. Were you inspired? Curious? Surprised? Intrigued? Perhaps it was simply the palpable JOY from the teacher. When someone is passionate about teaching, learning, and belief in the learners – that joy becomes contagious!  During the S2C Practitioner training […]

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Disabled an Important Part of Who I Am

Disabled an Important Part of Who I Am “My brother is a person with a disability. Not a disabled person,” this was the opening line of my 7th grade public speech. My parents taught me person first language with the explanation that we need to see that everyone is a person first before we talk […]

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Getting to Know Your Neurodiverse Community

Getting to Know Your Neurodiverse Community This blog post began when I asked Ian to develop a message for the allies who attended the first Spellers & Allies Advocacy Network meeting in October 2019. Ian and I both believe that understanding, talking about and celebrating neurodiversity is extremely important. Once we realized this common passion, […]

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Autistic Reflections On Racism

Autistic Reflections On Racism Hi, my name is Ben McGann. I am 24 years old and I have autism. I am a black man and I am afraid for my life. When I saw the video of George Floyd pleading for his life I cried for him and his family. He died a painful death […]

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Loops! I Did It Again!

Loops! I Did It Again! “Hi, how are you?” If I asked you that question, chances are you might respond with “Great, how are you?” right? Or have you ever had a waiter say “Enjoy your meal!” and you responded “You too!” UGH! They are automatic, overlearned responses, or motor loops. In some cases motor […]

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Belief in Our Nonspeaking Autistic Selves

Belief in Our NonSpeaking Autistic Selves We are delighted to introduce our new friends Meghana and Chetan. This poetry writing, brother and sister duo from Minnesota type to communicate using FC.  Meghana and Chetan joined us for our first Open Mic at the Neurolyrical Cafe and everyone was astounded by their deep and insightful poetry. […]

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