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Publications

A major focus of the ICI is public education and dissemination of current research and resources related to communication, disability and inclusion. Faculty, staff of the institute and authors worldwide have produced articles, books, videos and training manuals that share best practices in facilitated communication and illustrate how alternative forms of communication have opened doors for greater opportunity for individuals who type to communicate and their families.

Selected Books

Selected Videos

  • Available for purchase from the ICI
    • Here We Are World: A Conversation Among Friends (2009)
      Join FC users as their conversation twists and turns from expressions of their “intelligence magnified,” to creating a rock-and-roll band, and finally to the suggestion that Larry should run for President! This exchange between friends and “idols” displays the presenters’ competence, their engagement in politics, and the respect they have for one another.
    • My Classic Life as an Artist: A Portrait of Larry Bissonnette (2005)
      Looking back on his years of living in a closed institution for people labeled mentally retarded, Vermont-based autistic artist Larry Bissonnette assesses this form of "apartheid" as "better for growing vegetables rather than people." This documentary is filled with Bissonnette's humorous yet poignant assessments of his life – growing up, his family, and creating art. Moving back and forth between speech, typing, and painting, Bissonnette's wit and insight punctuate a day in the life of this Outsider artist, and artfully illustrate the complexities of expression.
    • Inside the Edge: A Journey to Using Speech Through Typing (2002)
      This video documents a high school student’s emergence into speech: he can speak words as he types them and can read the texts he has written, and most recently is beginning to use longer sentences in spoken dialogue. The video includes clips of the student when he first learned to communicate through facilitation and shows his ability to now type without physical support. Jamie Burke, the subject of the video, wrote and speaks the entire narrative of the video.
  • Kayla's Voice: Empowering People with Autism (2010)
  • Including Samuel (2008)
  • Autism Is A World (2004)
  • Regular Lives (1998)
  • Educating Peter (1992)

Annotated Bibliographies

See the selected annotated bibliography below that includes many of the most useful articles related to communication and inclusion organized by topic.