Meet The Mother Changing The Conversation Around Autism
Still, even for children with nonverbal autism, a capacity for communication is never entirely out of the question. “Nonverbal does not mean noncommunicative,” the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network (ATN)
states. Some children may begin communicating with abstract symbols or concrete tools, while others will respond to gestures or forms of sign language. There are brands of music therapy and a potential for written communication. Lamb has yet to find the thing that allows Charlie to articulate himself clearly, but all the same, she has reason to hold out hope: She understands that nonverbal communication has its own brand of power.