Learning to Speak
About 300,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism, according to recent surveys by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And many of those children never learn to speak. But some believe that facilitated communication, a controversial technique in which people with limited or no speech communicate by typing on a keyboard while receiving physical and emotional support from a facilitator, may be one solution. Claudia Wallis describes her experience with facilitated communication in this article from Time Magazine.