Is speaking the original primary means of communication for Autistic?s Something tells me it wasn’t. Since it’s so hard and unatural for us. Perhaps we had some other way of talking that was lost from all the eons of living around talking N T’s. Maybe it was mental or visual. How much has been lost? Perhaps the non-speaking spectrumites are not the “damaged”ones. For lack of a better way of putting it. What do you think?