Emma’s Hope Book is a blog written by Emma, and occasionally she invites her parents, Ariane Zurcher and Richard Long to contribute. This blog began as a document of what her parents thought, but when Emma began typing to communicate in the fall of 2012, she proved all those previously held assumptions wrong.
Emma’s Hope Book is where Emma publishes her short stories, poems, insights, and opinions, particularly about autism. Emma wrote, “my mind talks heavy thoughts, but my mouth talks silliness.” Emma writes by typing on a keyboard synced with her iPad and wishes people would “listen to my writing voice, but they listen to my talking voice instead.”
Copyright: Emma’s Hope Book is written by Emma Zurcher-Long, and occasionally Ariane Zurcher and Richard Long contribute posts. Anyone may reblog any post from this blog onto theirs with the appropriate link included. However we own the copyright, distribution, and content of this blog and all the posts exclusively. We reserve all rights to our writing. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material in printed material without express and written permission from Emma Zurcher-Long, Ariane Zurcher and Richard Long is prohibited. Please contact us here or at – firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have our permission, you must give proper credit of authorship and link back to the original post.
Comment Policy: All new comments submitted will be published pending moderation. You may politely disagree with content, but if you write anything, anything at all, that is in any way dismissive or critical of the words Emma so painstakingly writes, your comment will be removed. If you use your comment to attack, are aggressive or use threatening language, your comment will be deleted. If you continue to write such comments you will be blocked.