Three Haikus By Emma Zurcher-Long for #AutismPositivity2014
*Emma writes by typing on a bluetooth qwerty keyboard attached to her iPad. For more about the way Emma communicates, read – How we Got Here
As the parent to a child who has been described as “verbal” but who was thought to be unable to understand much of what was said to her because she could not answer with spoken language questions such as, “How old are you?” I will never be able to adequately describe what it is like to read my daughter’s words.
This blog began as a document of hope for our daughter, but it has evolved to become a message of hope to parents who feel the kind of despair and terror I once did. As Emma wrote, “I am smarter than most people think. So many kids are just like me.”
This post is dedicated to the Autism Positivity Flashblog going on all day today.
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