Download the PDF This resource gives an overview of alternative communication methods, including AAC devices and how they can be used to help non-verbal autistic children. As adults we know that speech helps us to communicate with people around us and to interact with the world in general. But for many autistic children and adults, speech is very difficult or not an option at all. These people are often termed as ‘non-verbal’. But there is much more to communication than speech, especially with the technology now available. Think how often you communicate by other methods, such as email, text, instant messenger and even by things like waving across a room or just a look! Non-verbal children and adults can use many other ways to communicate without having to speak words, such as by using Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. Download the PDF Other Resources How to communicate with a non-verbal autistic child This resource provides information around what non-verbal autism is, as well as actionable advice on how to communicate with a non-verbal autistic child. What is Non-Verbal Autism? This resource aims to provide a range of information, support and ideas about how to help a child with autism.