Finding His Voice

Journal of Miss H

“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up.”  – Malala Yousafzai

Looking back, there have been highs, lows, lightbulb moments and unforgettable memories at school this year. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to the kids in my class and team, but I feel incredibly proud to see how far everyone has come.

A major highlight has been sharing the journey of a 9 year old autistic boy. nintchdbpict000002945809When I first met him he rarely made eye contact or spoke to his peers and teachers. This sensitive little boy was overshadowed by dominant adults and kids speaking over him. He would hide under tables or behind furniture when he felt shy or anxious. His main form of communication were limited verbal responses where he would mimic the tone of Pingu, his favourite TV character.

“It’s a shame when the things that are in your mind…

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