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. [Editor’s note (dad): Hey!!!!] Later.