They said he was unteachable in error,
he reacted to his father's visits with terror.
What he needed very much
was a gentle, caring touch,
to remove him from all danger and be fairer.
Born with hearing, vision, vocal skills... depleted,
of communication skills, this little child was cheated.
One could tell when he felt pleasure
for his huge smile held no measure,
he expressed his needs by touch and not defeated.
Autism plays on children nasty tricks...
Jamie in non-communication prison, aged six.
With my finger puppet mice
he learned skills which would suffice
and now Jamie, with his peers, has skills to mix.
It's all about communication skill
which can't be fixed with medicine or pill.
Each human has potential
and to inter-act's essential,
to communicate with others is a thrill.
Note: The children are all individuals
I have taught in my special education career.
The pictures are not real.
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