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  1. Thank you for writing this essay, which I just read on autism speaks. I also have a beautiful daughter who no longer speaks. Like you, I find myself constantly examining what language means and how we can replace it with a different, but equally intense sort of communication. As you say true, companionship comes from the enjoyment of another’s presence, and my daughter’s presence is, like the quality of her attention, extraordinary.

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