Robert Rummel-Hudson's 2008 memoir, Schuyler's Monster: A Father's Journey with His Wordless Daughter (St. Martin’s Press), tells the story of raising a little girl with a disability and learning to become the father she needs. Robert has been featured on American Public Radio's Weekend America, Dallas WFAA's Good Morning Texas and National Public Radio’s Think with Krys Boyd.
Robert is joined by his daughter Schuyler, a recent high school graduate who uses AAC and participates in Project SEARCH, an employment internship with Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Plano, Texas. In July 2018, she participated in a leadership workshop for AAC users at the ISAAC Conference in Australia.
For the past several years, Schuyler has joined her father in his presentations, giving her own perspective as a young adult with a disability discovering her own path to agency and independence. Together they examine Schuyler’s journey through public school, implementation of her AAC technology, finding their authentic family, and the larger issues surrounding employment opportunity, social integration and building a truly inclusive society.
Robert is represented by Sarah Jane Freymann of the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency in New York.