C4A Academy

We are thrilled to announce the launch of C4A Academy!

C4A Academy is a program of internet-based instructional videos to teach nonspeakers how to type, free of charge. Please note that when we say “type” we include pointing to letters as well as pressing them on a keyboard. In every case, it would be preferable to have a live expert providing the coaching and training, but we know that is not always financially or logistically possible.

C4A Academy includes free written lessons you will need to implement the program, a Facebook group, supplies, and other resources like “Ask an Expert” that will help you on your journey. We are launching with ten videos: Elizabeth’s welcome, seven instructional videos, and two background videos. We will expand our library of videos over time and want your feedback so we can constantly improve.

The mission is communication for ALL!

As many as 40% of people with Autism are nonspeaking – more than 30 million people worldwide.

Yet only a small fraction of nonspeakers have been taught how to communicate.

Our Mission
To ensure all nonspeakers with autism
have access to communication and education.

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Meet Our Founder, Elizabeth Bonker

You may have seen Elizabeth’s Rollins College Valedictorian Commencement Address in the news or on social media when it went viral with over 4 billion impressions worldwide in May 2022.

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Communication and education are the keys to empowering non-speakers to live meaningful lives.

Elizabeth Bonker, C4A Founder & Executive Director

C4A grew out of the experiences of our executive director Elizabeth Bonker, who is affected by autism and types to communicate. A poet, lyricist, and co-author of I Am In Here, Elizabeth has been advocating for the rights of individuals with autism for more than a decade. In May 2022, Elizabeth graduated from Rollins College, and her valedictorian commencement address went viral with 4 billion media impressions worldwide, propelling her mission. Today, Elizabeth presents at major events around the world and works for systemic change for nonspeakers with autism.

Stories shape our world. Below see how Elizabeth is using diverse media—and the power of creative self-expression—to share her story, nurture awareness, and inspire action.

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Support The Cause

At Communication 4 ALL, we are working to give all nonspeaking students with autism the communication of their choice in schools. Your gift helps us build awareness, connect families and schools with much-needed resources, and spark action. Please consider a donation to C4A today.