Confusion in your mind about the term nonspeaking?

Confusion in your mind about the term nonspeaking? A couple of months ago I wrote a blog with my communication partner Kelly about why we say nonspeaking instead of nonverbal. Unreliable speakers like myself have lots of speech, however, we don’t communicate our true thoughts using our speech. That must be confusing for many with […]

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Motoriety Teach: Food for Thought

Food for Thought Hi there! It’s Michelle & Erin again! We recently read an amazing article from our friend, Danny, who is a minimally speaking, apraxic autistic featured in Bon Appetit July 2021. Several things stuck out to us that we wanted to incorporate into our next motoriety teaching… We all have likely experienced the […]

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Respectful Language for Coaching a Tricky Body!

Respectful Language for Coaching a Tricky Body!   Breaking habits can be difficult for all of us! One of the most ingrained habits many of us fight against is the language we use when supporting a nonspeaker. If we’re not careful, we can fall into the trap of using language that is infantilizing, insulting, or […]

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Overcoming My Silence by Learning S2C

Overcoming My Silence by Learning S2C Your essay is about overcoming challenges. What challenge do you want to write about? OVERCOMING MY SILENCE BY LEARNING S2C. Is your topic something you are comfortable sharing with others? I AM HAPPY TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE. Summarize the chronological order of your story. FIRST THE STORY OF MY […]

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TRUE FAITH – THE ABCs of STARTING S2C

TRUE FAITH – THE ABCs of STARTING S2C PLAY THIS SONG WHILE YOU READ THIS BLOG Warning: My blogs from this point forward might come with background music if you don’t mind. Today, it’s TRUE FAITH by New Order, one of my favorite 80’s bands.  This is my “new beginnings” song, and it reminds me […]

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A Boy Like Me, a Netflix Series and 2 podcasts

A Boy Like Me, a Netflix Series and 2 podcasts A Third part to the series on Neuromedia 2021 Part 1 – Curated blogs – for core concepts in Disability Justice and Neurodiversity.   Part 2  Neuromedia  Summer 2021 Book Recommendations  We open our final installment of the three-part neuromedia 2021 campaign with a review of […]

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Got Power?

Got Power? by Deborah Spengler A few weeks ago, I-ASC held its Motormorphosis Virtual Picnic and I have got to say that every one of the presentations was exceptional! So much so, that one of them, “The Elephant in the Room” presented by Noah Seback and Keri Delport, inspired me to finally get around to […]

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Upside Down…In A Good Way

Upside Down…In A Good Way by Gregory Tino   Four years ago my life got turned upside down….in a good way.  Yes, autism and I were so happy, but it was stressful too. Yes, autism and I were anxious, but in a good way. Yes, autism and I thought life would never be the same, and it […]

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Books used to be part of my prison

Books used to be part of my prison. Books used to be part of my prison.  Rows and rows of books meant for five-year-olds filled my bookshelves and reinforced the “experts’ ” views that I should be taught the simplest concepts over and over and over… Every time I read those books out loud and I […]

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The Self-Care You Need

The Self-Care You Need  starting with this 8-minute read!  In many parts of the United States, Covid restrictions are either easing or have all but ended. For many, life, as we knew it prior to the arrival of Covid-19, is slowly returning. But for countless others, Covid continues to dominate every aspect of daily life. […]

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