Not having words blocks your innermost desires
Not being able to communicate stops dreams from coming true
Lacking a voice locks a cage around your life.
Now, having that long longed-for means of communication
Life is open to great joy
Love comes pouring in
Precious plans can be made
Truth can be told
Lessons learned, and taught
And dreams which were once forbidden suddenly become possible
Autism Moving Forward is an exciting thought! It is a struggle to
make progress when you have autism. It is hard. But with support and
encouragement and practice, we CAN move forward and follow our
In my youth, no way was I capable of making progress because I
couldn’t speak, and the school tests claimed that I was only as intelligent
as an infant. I had little hope. But, with the introduction of a letterboard that allowed me to spell what I wanted to say, my life began heading in a glorious direction. I was able to take the reins and be the master of my own destiny. I was able to learn age appropriately, and to interact with my peers. I took fascinating, grade-level classes in school, and lessons in piano and ballet outside of school.
Perhaps though, the greatest step forward came when I was able to
type on my keyboard that I wanted to try painting. Once I began painting, I
found where my passion and my talent was waiting to be discovered, and I
have since been very loudly admired and exhibited. I am now able to live
a full and happy life of my own choosing!