Time magazine interviews Naoki Higashida, author of The Reason I Jump and Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8, about what it is like to be a person with nonspeaking autism.
“My basic methods of communication are my letter board and computer. The letter-board method involves a card with the alphabet arranged in the QWERTY format. I point to individual letters and “voice” the letters as I touch them. I can also type on a computer keyboard, but I get stuck on or obsessed about certain letters.”