Barb Rentenbach is an autistic author that was once a lonely, non-verbal girl. She went from biting, screaming, hitting, and smearing feces to discovering that she could communicate with the world through typing. Now she is able to tell people how she feels and she is also an author. She has a book out called "I Might Be You: An Exploration of Autism and Connection". Her story is extraordinary, and is definitely worth listening to. Here is the link: http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=273207
Does anyone have an autistic student that is non-verbal? If so, what strategies do you use? I would love to hear!