How Many People With Autism Are Non-Verbal – AAM Day 27

How many people are considered to be non-verbal with autism?

About one-third are non-verbal or minimally-verbal.  Many of those, however, learn to communicate in other ways.  Visual supports like pictures, sign language, typing, pointing on a computer are all ways they communicate.  Like I’ve said, they are not dumb or stupid.  They are aware of what you are saying to and about them.  Choose your words carefully.