Typed Words, Loud Voices, is edited by Amy Sequenzia and Elizabeth J. Grace, and published by Autonomous Press.
At 147 pages, this volume is packed with important information, thoughtfulness, explanations for people who are not familiar with or do not understand nonspeaking or partially-speaking communication. It feels to me like way more than 147 pages-worth of material.
This book is for people who are Autistic, people who do not speak or have irregular access to spoken language (including Autistic people and others), anyone who is interested in autism and Autistics, parents of people who are Autistic, educators, therapists, speech therapists.I really wish educators, therapists, and non-Autistic/speaking people would read this book, especially those who think that because people can't talk, they can't think. PLEASE read this book if you fall into that category.
First, I am posting a link to the video that accompanies my essay. I wanted to put the link in with the writing, which is about the video and why I made it, but the link was inadvertently left out. This is a direct link to the video. If you buy a copy of Typed Words, Loud Voices, you can go to this link to see the video that I made in 2012, which shows me not being able to talk at that time. Nonspeaking (at Times) Autistic Makes Video, Version II Readers of my blog will probably have seen the blog entry and video that are my essay in Typed Words, Loud Hands, but for those who access the blog from reading the book, here it is.
The first day I had the book, I read the front blurbs (four of them) and the foreword by Melanie Yergeau. I read Amy and Ibby's introductory material, and then had to stop because I loved the book so much already that I had to walk around hugging it like it was a favorite stuffed animal or pet. I love this book! It is so important to me because it gives me a lot of insight into other people who type to communicate. some of them are very much like me, some are quite different. All the language in its almost infinite (57 contributors [if I counted correctly] and 68 entries not counting the front and back material, which is just as important as the other essays) variety speaks something to me that I can't get from, well, spoken language, and speaks to a lot of my experience as a partially-speaking communicator.
This amazing book is now available on Amazon here:
Typed Words, Loud Voices- Paperback edition
Typed Words, Loud Voices [Kindle Edition]
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Autonomous Press also has two other releases and is seeking submissions for a new anthology.
|Selfie of me being very happy, holding Typed words Loud Voices and Defiant, both published by Autonomous Press. Not shown is Fading Scars by Corbett OToole, also forthcoming, for which I provided the index.|