This Halloween, parents of children with autism are being encouraged via social media to send their children off with blue trick-or-treat buckets or a bag with a puzzle piece. The blue bucket or bag is meant to signal to the general public that the individual has autism and is nonverbal. The push for disability disclosure is problematic for several reasons.

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By Grace Trumpower for AAC Awareness Month Author’s Note: Sociology suggests that the average person waits about two to four seconds before expecting a response from their communication partner in…

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