Here is what I know:
Children with special needs have a secret to tell us! And it’s so powerful it is going to change the world you live in. Every part of how you do what you do and why you do it will be instantaneously improved. Are you ready to hear it? The life changing message? Lean closer…
Yeah, well, I’m not the one to deliver it. They are.
The problem is that most of us are too busy to listen. We have things to do, busy important things, that require my time…and my money…and energy.
So it would just be easier if they would tell us the secret in a way we could understand. Loud and clear! In words I know!
But here’s the thing. Part of the secret is learning to decode it. In my 30 years of working with children with severe and profound disabilities, I have learned to question my world.
What’s so great about my world that these children must fit into it?
What’s so great about the way I communicate that these special children need to learn my language?
What’s so great about my secret?
What if I could enter their world to listen in? and learn? and hear their secrets? The problem is I’m busy. I’m a busy, busy person with busy, busy things to accomplish. They need to learn to communicate! Here is a new computer…a communication board…and switch…a talking machine so that the world at large can understand.
And yet, their very secret is that there is another way to live…to think…to be. There is a better way. So are you ready for the secret? Lean closer…