The Halo Center has published a little pamphlet of Autistic people’s writing. It’s called “Voices” and this year’s issue – “Voices” 2013 edition – is available for purchase ‘here‘. One of Emma’s fabulous folk tales is in it, along with dozens of others. For anyone who is even remotely interested in Soma Mukhopadhyay’s Rapid Prompting Method or RPM, it is a great sample of the writings of a wide range of people of all ages who do not rely on spoken language to communicate, but who write to communicate.
“Butterflies used to be sticky as butter. But they had curiosity.” ~ Emma
I am not going to reprint Emma’s entire story here as I hope some of you will go over and purchase a copy.
Soma and RPM have completely transformed our lives. It is my dream that every school, every educator, every therapist, and all people who are in the field of autism have the opportunity to witness someone like my daughter writing her thoughts on the letter board. Eventually Emma will write on her iPad and computer, but for now she is using a laminated letter board with me, her iPad with the person she sees here and the laminated board, which she even holds herself at times, with Soma.