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Autistic Debate

March 28, 1993

I am an autistic 14-year-old who communicates using facilitated communication. The article implies that both facilitators influenced Jenny to type out allegations of sexual abuse.

To me, it looks as if Jenny lied to punish her parents for sending her to an institution. We autistic people want to participate in decisions that affect our lives. We are people who should be treated with respect. As for her typing about a bloody period, we also are good at drama.

SUE RUBIN

Whittier

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