co-Editor in Chief
DANNY K. WHITTY
I am a minimally-speaking autistic and apraxic human, writer, advocate, and friend. I only attained regular access fluent communication in early 2020, using Spelling to Communicate (S2C). Since then, my world has vastly expanded. I am now able to share my insights and perspectives with my loved ones, and build a global community of friendship and activism. Writing is one of my life’s passions, as is sharing the words of my nonspeaker peers and friends – and that’s why I started Leo in Bloom.
Learn more at dannywithwords.com
co-Editor in Chief
I’m thrilled to join Danny and the “Leo in Bloom” magazine team!! I’ll offer the perspective of a nonspeaker who has lived several decades of “life after spelling”—the challenge of creating a meaningful life once we have emerged and can engage in fluent thought, word, and action. Although I’ve used facilitated communication (FC) for over thirty years, I began learning Spelling to Communicate (S2C) in 2022 after connecting during the pandemic with I-ASC’s Neurolyrical Café and because, when FC was taken away from several people I knew, I decided to develop independent typing skills to protect my right to communicate.
Read some of Nick’s writings here.
TARA SAYURI WHITTY
I support the logistics and coordination for this magazine – just part of my role as Danny’s Communication Regulation Partner (CRP), executive assistant, ally, and older sister. I am currently in training to became a practitioner of Spelling to Communicate, in addition to working with Danny and my own consulting business in a completely different field. I do not know how to design websites, so thank you for your patience as I fumble my way through this one! (Note: I am not nonspeaking nor autistic – I am a neurotypical-ish ally!)
Learn more at tswhitty.com