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Scholarly Articles/ Research


  • A Full Life with Autism: From Learning to Forming Relationships to Achieving Independence 
  • Annie's Coming Out
  • Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone 
  • Beneath the Surface
  • Beyond the Silence: My life, the world, and autism
  • Books of Poems 
  • Bridges Over Barriers in My Life with Autism 
  • Bridges Over Barriers: In Our Own Words 
  • Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism 
  • Carrying Autism, Feeling Language: Experiences Beyond Lucy's Story 
  • Caught Between Two Worlds
  • Damburst of Dreams 
  • Dancing Daisies 
  • Danson: The Extraordinary Discovery of an Autistic Child's Innermost Thoughts and Feelings
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A memoir of Life in Death 
  • Emma's Hope
  • Give Me My Voice: A book of poems expressed through facilitated communication 
  • Ghost Boy: My escape from a life locked inside my own body 
  • The Gold of the Sunbeams and Other Stories 
  • How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move
  • I Am Intelligent: Fro Heartbreak to Healing - A Mother and Daughter's Journey through Autism 
  • I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finder Her Voice 
  • I Don't Want to Be Inside Me Anymore: Messages from an Autistic Mind 
  • I Had No Means to Shout 
  • I Might Be You
  • I Raise My Eyes To Say Yes
  • I Transcend the Moment  
  • Ido in Autismland
  • I'm Not a Poet but I Write Poetry
  • I'm so Glad You Found Me in Here 
  • In Dark Hours I Find My Ways: Messages from an Autistic Mind
  • In Our Own Words
  • Journey Out of Silence 
  • Life: A Collection of poems
  • The Light Within
  • Look Up for Yes
  • Lucy's Story: Autism and Other Adventures
  • The Mind Tree: A Miraculous Child Breaks the Silence of Autism 
  • My Left Foot
  • No Challenge Too Big 
  • People Who Raised Me Beyond 
  • The Purple Tree and other poems 
  • One Letter at a Time 
  • Out of Silence: An Autistic Boy's Journey into Language and Communication 
  • Real People, Regular Lives
  • The Reason I Jump 
  • Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption 
  • Reflections of a Unicorn 
  • The Road Trip: Life with Autism 
  • See Us Smart! Facilitated Communication Case Studies
  • Sharing Our Wisdom
  • Silent Words and Forever Friends
  • Speaking Up and Spelling It Out 
  • Speechless: Facilitated Communication for People Without Voices
  • Synergy 
  • Talking of Macbeth
  • Typed Words, Loud Voices
  • Under the Eye of the Clock 
  • Under the Silence Is Me
  • The Vial 
  • Traveler's Tales: My Journey with Autism 
  • Typed Words, Loud Voices
  • Waves of Words
  • Words Unspoken 


Other links

Institute on Communication and Inclusion - Supported Typing is one form of augmentative and alternative communication that has been an effective means of expression for some individuals with labels of autism and other developmental disabilities. Institute on Communication and Inclusion of Syracuse University is committed to training, research and dissemination of information related to the use of Supported Communication.

Toward Inclusive Classrooms and Communities - Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Paula is a former special educator who has served as a classroom teacher and inclusion facilitator. Her professional interests include differentiating instruction and inclusive schooling.

Music Therapy Research Blog - This site is for the working music therapy clinician in order to help with the goal of maintaining evidence-based practice. The purpose of this blog is to provide a resource for the music therapy clinician – where you can find unsolicited information on current research, ways to generalize findings into practice, and tips about maintaining an evidence-based practice.

Saved by Typing - This organization was started by a non-verbal teen, John Smyth, with severe autism, who attends Brownsburg HS in central Indiana. He wrote for his school newspaper and graduated with a general education diploma in May 2015. He organizes and sponsors monthly “Communication Celebrations” and uses his “voice” to advocate for other individuals like him. You might also enjoy his blog.