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Facilitated Communication

Books and web sites on FC

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Books on Facilitated Communications:

bullet L.M. Hamilton, "Facing Autism: Giving parents reasons for hope and guidance for help," Waterbrook Press, 2000, Read reviews or order this book safely from online book store "...A must-read guidebook for parents of autistic children." Bernard Rimland, PhD., director, Autism Research Institute. This book comes very highly recommended by's volunteer reviewers. It deals with the broad topic of autism, but has a few pages giving a generally skeptical view on FC.
bullet Douglas Biklen, "Communication Unbound : How Facilitated Communication Is Challenging Traditional Views of Autism and Ability/Disability," Teachers College Press, (1993). Read reviews or order this book. Dr. Biklen is perhaps the most important promoter of FC in North America.
bullet Diane Twachtman-Cullen, "A Passion to Believe : Autism and the Facilitated Communication Phenomenon," Westview Press, (1998). Read reviews or order this book. A skeptical review. The author "argues that the highly controversial technique... has socio-political overtones and that the results create false hope in families, or lead to false charges of abuse and neglect by caregivers." Book News, Inc.

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Lists of links to websites which discuss Facilitated Communications:

bullet "Facilitated Communication," at:
bullet "Autism HQ" at:

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Author: B.A. Robinson
Latest update: 2005-SEP-18

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