I no longer believe nonspeakers with autism are suffering from cognitive challenges, this turns our whole understanding of autism upside-down
We love your updates! Thanks for sharing Jamie’s advancements an blowing our minds and shattering our perceptions. Keep up the great work Jamie!
I have read your book twice, and consider it perhaps the most moving book I have ever read. Could not put it down.
Absolutely incredible! You guys are thrilling to me...I'm just blown away!
Hearts find a way. So grateful for Jamie's and yours! Thank you for sharing.
This is awesome. Thank you for sharing. All the best!
I'm so touched by this. A million thank yous for sharing.
Thankyou . My son is 5 and this has given me inspiration to get him communicating with us. Looking forward to getting the book!
So incredibly beautiful, JB. Absolutely thrilled for you, your wife, Jamie and the world! What remarkably wonderful promise this offers for so many.
Thanks for writing this JB. Cecelia has an AB therapist and has been doing a great job helping Cecelia to communicate through her ‘yes’ ‘no’ board. I now better understand why there is sometimes a long delay before her choice. You can see her moving her head as if she’s deliberating her answer, which I was mostly assuming was primarily to her cortical vision impairment. Looking forward to the new year working with her communication.
It seems part of the reason for parents to grossly underestimate the cognitive abilities of their children on the spectrum is their unreserved trust in the (government sanctioned) voices of authority, over their own intuition and observations.
It is sad as well as frustrating to see parents who are not willing to even entertain the idea that their child is a capable person, trapped inside a body that doesn't respond as they wish.
Or to be unwilling to consider other options then those presented and funded by the schools and autism 'specialists'.
I'd like to add, that this faith in the official methodology of 'care' that is demonstrably failing is not limited to parents of autistic children.
The answer for parents, imo, is not in changing a system that is weighted so heavily towards keeping the balance of power in the hands of organizations and governments, but in taking the reins back to those who have the greatest personal investment in the well-being of the children.
Time and personal involvement is essential in the development of the child; we have to pick our priorities.
This is amazing, and I wanted to cry reading your story. I think we all know kids with less than ideal verbal skills, and this method is so wonderful to bring out their voices.
J.B., I just wanted to say how much I appreciate you writing the book How to End the Autism Epidemic. It is one of the best research books I have ever read and has given me language to communicate with our family doctor and it has certainly helped to inform our approach to vaccinating our small children - for that I am extremely grateful. I was also very surprised to see that you live in my hometown of Portland, OR and are also a finance guy. Let's grab coffee sometime. Best, Jeremy Haug
What a wonderful and inspiring story! I can't wait to hear more about Jamie's journey. I had no idea any of this was happening in this field. It's so exciting and hopeful. 😊😊
How it this board different than the speech device my 6 yr old gd uses? and btw her first act is to have a full blown tantrum before we ignore her and only then she suddenly decides she better use the speech device. She's a great typer if only we could get her to go to it first instead.