My Diary is my catch-all category for posts that don't fit neatly into one of the other categories.
I have never met an autistic person who uses a letterboard or keyboard to communicate saying that they were happier when they were only using a few gestures and glances. Parents who deny their children the right to develop the motor skills for communicating in full, nuanced sentences, paragraphs or even chapters, anger me.
Communication is a human right. The methods exist. If you have the means to get this for your children, do it. If you don’t know where to go, ask me. If you don’t have the money, tell me, so that we can find a way together to get beyond that hurdle.
If you want to come to me with excuses, I will delete your words. You have the right to tell me what you think using gestures and glances.
I don't want her to be dead. Of all the deaths this past year, this one hurts the most. She will be so missed. She was so much more than her work. It was how she was with everyone. She was so kind. She was so good. She really was a good person. Many famous people died...
To think that giving children access to communication alone is a solution to abuse, is wrong.