June 23, 2011
By Tracy Thresher
The most important things for people to know if they plan to facilitate honest conversations is to let the words flow from the typist without getting in the way of the typing. For the person typing, it is crucial to know they will not be judged for venting their anger. I had this point of realizing it is ok to let go of my anger through my typing. The facilitator I work with is patient in her support of my getting my thoughts out of my head. I truly thank her for being my forgiving support.
Thresher is a self-advocate with autism featured in the autism documentary, “Wretches & Jabberers.” The Autism Society is excited to bring together Thresher, along with fellow self-advocate Larry Bissonnette; their assistants Pascal Cheng and Harvey Lavoy; and Academy Award®-winning director Gerardine Wurzburg, for one big keynote session at the 42nd National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer period with the audience – not unlike the sessions featured in the film. It’s not too late to join us!
“Wretches & Jabberers” will be available July 1 on DVD – but you can preorder on iTunes!
Topics:About Autism, Advocacy, Events, Living with Autism
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