Kelsey’s Korner

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Facilitated communication is really just like talking like anyone else. Since I was little I was voiceless, now I have my voice through facilitated communication.

I got my voice through a group called Saved by Typing, which is a group that has individuals like me that use typing as a way to communicate.

Understand I am just like everyone else. I like to feel included in things and I want to meet new people. Understand I act autistic but that doesn’t mean that I am not intelligent and not like everyone else. Understand how hard I’m trying; I don’t like when people assume that I am not intelligent.

Challenges I go through everyday are having to survive my autism. My autism does not define the person that is my voice. The challenges I face everyday are with controlling my body and the sounds I make. Understand how hard my autism is on me. Don’t always baby me, I like to feel treated like everyone else.

Understand hope is very important in my life. Hope is not always in my life and people don’t always understand my autism like I do.

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6 Responses

  1. A. S. says:

    I graduated from NC some time ago, but while I was there I saw you around the school on a fairly regular basis. Your writing is so cogent and thoughtful, and I apologize to you that I never took the time to understand who you are. Keep putting your voice out there; it is so compelling and strong.

  2. Sherylanne Burke says:

    Hi Kelsey!

    How very wonderful to see you here on your Blog….You are moving your life forward in a strong and lovingly honest way. I’m so glad we met, and looking forward to seeing you soon! Keep the snow away, okay?! 🙂

    Sheree

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for sharing Kelsey! This is a wonderful blog and so important that you share these insights with those of us who don’t understand. I am so happy that you have found your voice and can share with the world Thea important messages.

    Very warmly,
    Your neighbor Miss Elizabeth

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