Following our lesson last Friday on July 4th about Independence Day and the Declaration of Independence, I thought it would be fitting, relevant and cathartic to give Joey the opportunity to write his own Declaration of Independence. Over the course of an hour and a half, joey used a qwerty letter board and his iPad to write the following. During this session, Joey transferred 3-5 letters at a time from the letter board to the iPad, finished words directly on the iPad, and where I felt it was obvious, I had Joey spell words directly onto the iPad without the use of the letter board as an intermediary. While I initially presented it as writing a personal declaration, Joey took it upon himself to write on behalf of all people with autism. Enjoy!
For autistic freedom and worldwide respect (title)
Today I declare all autistiç people are right. so many times the typical thing is to rejeçt our thinking and unique coping methods so the majority isn’t looked at and questioned. Àûtistiç people aren’t stupid iñ fact won’t the world recognise we have wonderfuł and iñdîvidûal perspeçtives waitiñg to be heard añd read. I declare from this date on America shall be the First Nation wíth many to follow on to promote those with autism so we can iñ thè future be seen just as smart añd impressive as ŵe truly can be.