Autism Advocacy

My Language Story

Originally published April 11, 2016, on

I am always talking but am about as nonverbal as my brother Austin.  That is because the things that come out of my mouth are just the nonsense that I have in my brain.  About 2 years ago, my mom took me to Soma at HALO and she taught me how to type on a letter board.  It was an amazing experience and now because I can communicate, I know that I have a future.  I don’t know how she does it, but she just expects you to know the answer.  I guess it just gives us confidence that we can do it.  My ability to communicate has opened up my world.  I am so thankful that I can share my thoughts!  I am now able to use an iPad and am always trying to get better at writing independently.  I still usually hold the hand of my mom or dad when I type because it helps me see the letters more clearly for some reason and helps calm my thoughts.  My teacher at school is helping me to type independently and I am getting much better at it.  And I am going to keep working hard because I want to go to college some day and it’s not like my parents can come to class with me, can they?  Now, I assure you that all of these words are mine.  My language is the key to my success.  I am going to succeed.  I promise!

Aaron.  Wordsmith and thesaurus reader. And among the most agile authors in my house.  Ok, the most agile author in my house. Later.

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