Laura Nagle At Pacific Rim Conference ©Delightfully Different Life
Those of you who actually read my blog know who Laura is already, but here are two prior posts about her for any who missed them:
- Helping Fund the Dialogue to Improve Our Children’s Future
- Three Voices of Inspiration: Promoting Accommodation, Acceptance and Appreciation of Differences
The documentary, Vectors of Autism is now available for purchase. Its beautiful cinematography, animation, and music score help to bring Laura’s inspirational story to life, as she identifies the challenges she has faced and offers hope and insights to others. The documentary is worth every penny!
Go to: http://lauranagle.net/Film.htm to purchase!
A New Way of Teaching (And Learning)
Yay! The new headmaster is bringing change!
Glad they are seeing the light, although I would not call them the leader for teaching empathy. They are not the first school on this island to understand the need for change, nor are they the first nationally. Still it is nice that the new headmaster has experience with the importance of empathy, and I do wish him much success as he implements these changes!
I am grateful for every person and school that finally gets it!
Green and Bright
Last year for Christmas I shared my dream for the future. I hoped and prayed for 2011 to be a year of change, where people made an honest effort to be more open-minded and to really try to educate themselves about differences. While some disappointments occurred in 2011, I am grateful for those who listened and I hope more will listen in 2012.
Like Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream. I still dream of a world where bystanders, parents, teachers, counselors, principals, and all people stand up to bullies and their parents and let them know it truly is time for change. I dream of a world that is bully free. I dream of a world where we reward kindness and it is more highly desired than a football championship. I dream of a world where others understand and accept my daughter and others on the autism spectrum along with others with differences.
As I dream, I also try to help spread the word that we all need to help change the world. I am grateful for those who share my dream and help spread the message. Kindness, respect, understanding and acceptance of differences should have a greater value in our society and I pray I will live to see the day that they do. Until then, I wish you Happy Holidays and in the words of Tiny Tim, “God bless us everyone.”