• If every time you tried to speak, the wrong things came out of your mouth, how would you feel?

  • I want my hard won words to give hope and inspire people to change how they think about autism and someone like me.

  • Showing kindness towards those who are different and embracing our imperfections as proof of our humanness is the remedy for fear.



Emma Zurcher-Long is a fifteen-year old Autistic girl living in NYC. She is a public speaker, writer and likes to sing on stage. Emma applauds those who have found, or are in the process of finding, their individual voice, as she has through typing.

Emma has had the opportunity to present at conferences and schools around the country. Her writing has been published in the anthology Typed Words, Loud Voices: A Collection, Special Parent Magazine, HALO’s 2014 edition of Voices and on her blog, Emma’s Hope Book.

She would like to continue opening people’s minds to differences.

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