About Me

Resume of Susan Rubin

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Meet Sue Rubin—Author, Self-advocate, Consultant, Writer and Subject of the 2004 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary, Autism is a World.

Hello my name is Sue Rubin, welcome. I hope that you will leave behind old assumptions as you catch a glimpse of my life as a non-verbal person with autism.

In 1991, at age 13, I started typing to communicate, and my entire life changed. I had been labeled as a typical, low-functioning person with autism, and I participated in Special Day classes starting with Infant Stimulation when I was eighteen months old. Living in Whittier, California, I always spent a part of the day in regular classes so I was exposed to regular-education curriculum, but no one knew I was learning, including me. I was so autistic that words floated over my head and made no sense until I started typing to communicate. I then listened with understanding and was able to participate in regular-education classes.

I took college prep, honors, and advanced-placement classes in high school, did very well on the SAT, went to Whittier College, and graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in Latin American history.

I now have a consulting business through which I hope to change incorrect prevailing assumptions about non-verbal people with autism. I want as many people as possible to see me so that they can realize what a mistake they’ve made judging intelligence by smooth movements and the ability to speak.

I invite parents, educators and other professionals, businesses, and other individuals with autism who have an open mind to contact me for consultation and training.

Please contact me for further information. Thank you!

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