Facilitated communication (FC) is a method of communication whereby a facilitator supports the disabled person's hand, wrist or elbow while they type on a keyboard or point to a letter board. Related methods include Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) and Spelling to Communicate (S2C), where the facilitator holds up a letter board and the disabled person points to the letters. All of these methods and variations thereof are considered to lack scientific support for their validity and are denounced by most professional organizations in the relevant fields. On the other hand, some autistic advocacy organizations such as the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network do support the use of FC and RPM.
For the purposes of this wiki, portrayals of RPM and S2C are also categorized as facilitated communication due to their similarities, though one should keep in mind that they are not precisely the same.