Life is hard and sometimes it hurts. It has unexpected hardships and daily challenges. It has joy too, made richer by overcoming the hardships.

This beautiful little clip shows all that. I think it has a great messsage we forget too often.

You’ve got to try.

The only thing that’s in my way is me.


6 responses to “Try

  1. Ido
    I just ran across this video the other day but didn’t see the version you posted that has more about her story. It’s so good I just shared it on my fb page telling people to try not to cry while watching it. Even as a man I get choked up seeing this again. However you to inspire me to Try. You have accomplished so much and inspire so many people. I often tell people about your story and your book Ido in Autismland. Despite the flood of emails I get daily I always look forward and read yours when ever I get one from you. Keep up the good work. I look forward to hearing more about what you’ve been up to since you graduated from high school.

  2. Hi Ido,
    I have been a fan for a long time. You continue to inspire me. I just turned 15 and also have non-speaking autism. With lots of effort and some good luck, I have been included in general education since the start of 5th grade. Four years later, I’m now looking forward to high school, but daily challenges can still take a toll. That video was the reminder that I need some days to inlet the idea that reaching for something I have never done is always the best option, and these goals take the courage to “try.”
    I also dearly loved this video because she figured out how to compensate for a loss in hearing using her other senses. The first time I was introduced to sensory substitution was years ago when I heard about Ian Waterman in the attention-getting BBC documentary, The Man Who Lost His Body.( ) I headed toward teaching myself to control my body using visual feedback after seeing how Ian did it. It helped me a lot, so maybe you will find it interesting too. Good to see another great example. Thanks for posting!

  3. Thank you so much for this link Ido. Keep going with all of your dreams!

    With blessings,

  4. Ido, your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List ( Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to personalize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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