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John M. Williamson  

John is an adult with autism. He uses facilitated communication, a technique that allows the user to speak via computer keyboard or other means of pointing, with support. In John's case, the movement issues that accompany autism have affected his body awa

John  uses facilitated communication, a technique that allows the user to speak via computer keyboard or other means of pointing, with support. In John's case, the movement issues that accompany autism have affected his body awareness. therefore, he uses a facilitator to provide a touch on his arm, just to remind him of where it is. The facilitator does not guide him in his typing. John is available to speak on issues regarding social neuro-diversity, life as a nonverbal adult, the stresses of living in a group home, and demonstrating the techniques of facilitated communication. He travels with his mother and legal guardian, Kathy Williamson. The only fee they charge is to cover travel and lodging expenses.

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