Shouting from the Mountain Tops at Walk Now

If you are going to be in the Southern California area this Saturday, I will be giving a speech at  Walk Now for Autism Speaks around ten in the morning. I will go up with the Miracle Project Fly singers and they will sing and I will share my ideas.
I am so honored to be included. It is a huge event. So many autism professionals, families, and people. I want the point of view of non-verbal people heard loudly. From the mountain tops and over the oceans I want people to know that not speaking is not the same as not thinking; that poor fine motor is not the same as not thinking; that impulsive actions are different than not understanding right from wrong; that poor facial affect is not the same as having no feelings; that boring people to death is denying them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In my silent years I thought about what I would say to an audience like this if I had the chance. I dreamed of Moses in my mind saying, “Let my people go!” You all know I am a thinker on Moses as I have shown in several essays. It was a thought I had in my internal prison imagining I could be freed by someone. I dreamed of talking, of course.
But I am not free because I talk. I don’t talk. I am free because I can express my ideas in pointing to letters, in typing, in my blog and in my speeches. 
I am not lonely now.

5 responses to “Shouting from the Mountain Tops at Walk Now

  1. Hi my prophet and rav,
    Let the truth ring out on Saturday! I will be with you in spirit.
    Lots of love,

  2. Wish I could be there. I’m sure you’ll be great. Keep shouting your message!

  3. That is awesome! Especially, “Boring people to death is denying them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” — You have such good insights and a great way with words!

  4. I stumbled across your blog, I love your outlook on life, My son is 3 as has just been diagnosed with autism, Verbal Communication is his biggest struggle. I Love that God has been working in your life to see the positives through struggles! I will be following your blog!

    God Bless!

  5. I’m so happy for your that you can write!! God Bless you.

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