- Reading and writing are rarely taught to nonspeaking autistics.
- Presumed incompetent and denied training in literacy and communication skills, most of us are segregated in separate classes—or schools—for kids with disabilities, denied basic human rights, and later housed in sheltered workshops, group homes, and larger residential placements
- need teacher training programs that actually instruct teachers, not in classroom management and discipline skills, but in literacy-based instruction for nonspeaking people and other neurodiverse learners.
- need low-cost/high-yield accommodations that can be used in inclusive settings to allow each student access to the regular curriculum.
- needs to be a broader sense of literacy and language and the tools used to convey meaning. Some learners need visual bridges, such as photos and pictures, to become literate. Others need to touch the words, physically placing words in sentences like pieces in a puzzle. Others need to sign or draw concepts and words in order to capture their meaning. Still others may require the musical sounds and patterns of poetry to lure them into language.