If a doctor tells a family their child’s brain may never develop past the infant stage, that family’s life could be dictated by that statement. But, if the same professional said “we don’t know if he can recognize you, we don’t know if he understands language. But he might.”
It’s not false hope – it’s acknowledging the humanity of the patient.
The people I call friends and colleagues are some of my most treasured gifts.
The privilege to be able to call on the collective wisdom and care of this rich bevy of humans is something I’m not ever going to be worthy of – but I can be grateful.
The following is a college essay by Tessa Biggs from Square Peg in California, USA
Huge congratulations to Rebecca Chatalain from the Maheo Tribe in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Rebecca has been volunteering for years at the center on Saturdays and works with special needs people during the week. Rebecca has now completed her certification for Basic Horse Boy Method Practitioner, well done!
What an interesting Haiku and how fitting- This experience cannot truly be described in a few words- and the connection to autism will soon be obvious in more than one way.