A week ago someone tweeted me the title of a movie---"Only God Could Hear Me". This movie chronicled the stories of 4 adults, all nonverbal, who used communication devices . . . . while simultaneously telling the tale of the creation of the symbol language used in one line of devices. After a week of trying to get my hands on this movie, a copy fell into my lap (almost literally).
It only took 4 minutes and 10 seconds to really hit home. You have 4 minutes and 10 seconds, right?
I mean, you've probably watched a lot of my (silly) home movies of Maya---more than 4:10 worth, I think. And, on behalf of nonverbal, underestimated people everywhere, Maya would appreciate it if you would check this out.
It may just leave you changed. Really changed. It might shift the way that you think about some people. An eye-opening moment, and all it costs you is 4 minutes and 10 seconds.
By the way, if you get sucked in, you can watch the entire thing on YouTube--it's only 60 minutes long.
Here you go:
If you can't get the movie player to start, click on the little part that says YouTube and it should open in a new window. If that doesn't work, go to YouTube and type in "Chris Klein AAC"---it should be the 3rd link down, with a run time of about 60 mins)