Independent Specialist Speech & Language Therapist in Scotland
Walking home today I bumped into an old acquaintance who stopped on her bike for a quick word. She’s been following my Facebook shares and my blog posts and what she said blew me away – that what she had been reading through my Timeline had “transformed” her view of what Autism is! The messages “Just because I can’t speak doesn’t mean I have nothing to say” and “presume competence” have made a real impact on her. This is just what I wrote about in my recent post “Raising Sparks“. She also mentioned a post I shared recently by Marci Lebowitz.
We just never know how our words are impacting others – for good or for ill. We all have our own life experience, views, hurts and passions – me included – and there will be times where I inadvertently cause pain in what I say, because what I have written or shared touches a raw nerve. My apologies in advance should that happen – I take the responsibility of posting and sharing seriously.
But I end today with a glow that indirectly I have had a small part in transformation. The sparks of passion I hold for communication and autism themselves jump and start other fires 🙂