Charity Wood (Real)

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Charity Wood
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Appears in Real
Year 2021

Charity Wood is the main character in the middle grade novel Real by Carol Cujec and Peyton Goddard.

Character creation

Co-author Peyton Goddard is autistic and nonverbal, and uses facilitated communication.[1]


Charity is autistic and nonverbal.[2] She uses facilitated communication.


The book has received criticism for its positive portrayal of facilitated communication, a widely discredited and controversial technique. Autistic co-author Peyton Goddard also uses facilitated communication. This has caused some to call into question the extent to which Goddard's contributions to the novel are her own, and to which degree they originate from the facilitation partner.[3]


  1. retrieved 2023-01-16
  2. "Yes, Charity is autistic." retrieved 2023-01-16
  3. Janyce Boynton (2023-03-08). Is Anything Real in Cujec and Goddard’s book "REAL?". Retrieved on 2023-07-11.

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