Liz, Amelia and Poppy Prountzos, and Sarah Winnett
Liz Prountzos (she/her), is a self-diagnosed ADHD mother of four, who is also a level 3 Rapid Prompting Methods (RPM) certified practitioner and owner of Autism on Point, in Melbourne, Australia. Liz studied and practices as a RPM teacher to her daughters as well as over 20 other non-speaking, complex or challenged speakers across Australia.
Amelia Prountzos (she/her), Liz’s eldest daughter, is an Autistic non-speaker (with a lot to say). She received her Autism diagnosis age 2. Amelia had learned to spell her thoughts and knowledge by pointing to letters on a board or stencil. She loves horse riding, airplanes and travel, spending time at the beach, reading and writing poetry.
Poppy Prountzos (she/her), Liz’s youngest daughter is a bundle of energy. She is currently going through formal Autism assessment but was informally diagnosed at 3 years old. Poppy has complex speech, including scripting and echolalia. She’s able to speak, but not always able to communicate the things she wants to say. Poppy is epileptic and this can also impact her communication capabilities. Poppy loves lego, puzzles, walks on the beach and gymnastics.
Sarah Winnett (she/her) is a self-diagnosed ADHDer, currently seeing formal diagnosis. Sarah is a level 2 RPM practitioner and she has been working with the Prountzos family since she was 18. Sarah is a devoted RPM teacher and communication partner and dear friend to Amelia and Poppy. See full transcript of interview.