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Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht reading a book in the Embrace Autism library.


The act of conveying meanings—intentionally or not—from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs, symbols, and semiotic rules. Of course, communication isn’t entirely ‘mutually understood’, as autistic people have unique cognitive styles and thus tend to use language or communication differently. This can be subtle, like a tendency to take things literally, or profound, such as mutism.
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