Titrating Freedom to Exist Truly

 

I want people and mostly autism families to believe that autism is more than a daunting diagnosis. A truly wonderful mind hides inside our asynchronous bodies distorted by sensory motor dysfunction. We deserve to be heard, we deserve to be proud.

My freedom potentially mastered my mind the day I spelled my first thought to an open- ended question. Nila (the first instructor who tried S2C with Imane in the US) asked me how I felt and I spelled PROUD. That was the beginning of my true freedom. To this day my pride and self-esteem keep growing and this new-found freedom holds hopes to many possibilities. Hear me out moms and dads, hidden potential is waiting to be released. Hesitation only misses the opportunity to end this silence and suffering in so many families. My treasured truth moves my thoughts to help inspire families unlock hidden happy minds, isolated in frustration and shame and reshape a whole new potential to thrive. 

“If you feel like you don’t fit in this world, it is because you are here to help create a new one.” Unknown

Truth is, pretentious science preaches mostly obsolete methods and fails to embrace new ones, wasting time gathering evidence, forgetting the real main purpose: the wellbeing and lost potential of hidden productive minds. For many, this method (S2C) was the last they tried after everything else failed. I mostly hope to save you heck of wasted time.

 

Titrating Freedom to Exist Truly

Maze minding the pace
mastering tales of mindless tails 

Asking reasons treason hacking
tracking suspicion tackling hesitation 

daunting educated decisions acts
of distraction torment action
to create correction 

chiseling sculpting edification
of monumental thinking moving
restructuring titrating fixated 

shrinking perspective stressing
bright minds shimmered oscillating 

thinking opening silence smothering
free will to start changing

 

 

 

S2C, Spelling to Communicate, I-ASC, Autism, nonspeaker, poetryImane Boukaila, Toronto, Canada
Imane is 13 years old and has been spelling to communicate since December 2018, about 18 months ago.  Her first writings expressed outrage toward the lack of efforts from the Ministry of Education to support differently-abled students. She therefore feels the responsibility to spread the message and strives to fight for the rights of non-speaking individuals who are highly capable if only they were given a chance to show their potential. She deeply feels that spelling to communicate, a method that freed her from years of silence and frustration, should be readily available in all schools. Imane enjoys conveying her ideas through poetry and song writing. Her poems are unusual and seem to flow in one long sentence: “I think thoughts mostly motion streams of ideas that need long strings of words to loosen the potential flow. Shortening thoughts promotes mostly mind to limit imagination, troubling the motion of creation.” Imane is also fascinated by the Universe and is determined to become an Astrophysicist one day. Don’t try to stop her, she has discovered in herself a super power: COMMUNICATION, something we, average typical “fast-talkers” (Adam Wolfond), take for granted but for our non-speaking community, that is just the beginning!
Website: readmymind06.com
Instagram: readmymind06
Twitter: @Imanestardust

 

The mission of I-ASC is to advance communication access for nonspeaking individuals globally through trainingeducationadvocacy and research I-ASC supports all forms of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) with a focus on methods of spelling and typing. I-ASC currently offers Practitioner training in Spelling to Communicate (S2C) with the hope that other methods of AAC using spelling or typing will join our association.

3 responses to “Titrating Freedom to Exist Truly”

  1. Heather Chambers says:

    This is so wonderful!!! I hope to become involved for my son who is now 10 and on the spectrum.

  2. Samy Boukaila says:

    Very Proud of you Imane, this is an incredible journey and know that you are the pilot to set the course, we are only here Your Amazing Mom and I to show you How, the rest is all to your credit. Keep the Hard work and Motivation nothing will stop you if you remain determined to reach your Goals.
    Love You My Angel
    Dad

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