IN MY HEAD
IN MY HEAD I AM THINKING.
I AM THINKING ABOUT MY LIFE BEFORE I FOUND MY VOICE.
BEFORE I COULD EXPRESS MY THOUGHTS.
BEFORE I COULD TALK ABOUT MY THOUGHTS.
BEFORE I COULD EXPRESS MY FEARS.
BEFORE I COULD FEEL A PART OF THE WORLD.
BEFORE I COULD TALK ABOUT MY FAVORITES.
BEFORE I COULD TALK ABOUT WHAT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT.
BEFORE I COULD TALK ABOUT INTERESTING THINGS.
BEFORE I HAD FANTASTIC FRIENDS.
BEFORE I COULD TELL MY MOM HOW MUCH I LOVE HER AND HOW THANKFUL I AM TO HAVE HER IN MY LIFE.
BEFORE I COULD TELL MY DAD HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM AND I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE THE BEST DAD EVER.
BEFORE I COULD TELL MY TWO SISTERS HOW MUCH I LOVE THEM AND HOW INCREDIBLE THEY ARE.
BEFORE I COULD TELL MY GRANDMA HOW MUCH I LOVE HER AND HOW THANKFUL I AM TO HAVE SUCH A INCREDIBLE GRANDMA LIKE HER.
BEFORE I COULD HAVE A OPINION AND TALK ABOUT IT.
BEFORE I COULD HAVE INCREDIBLE FRIENDS WHO I CAN TALK ABOUT ANYTHING.
I COULD NEVER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS BECAUSE I CANNOT SPEAK WITH MY MOUTH.
I DIDN’T HAVE A WAY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY.
MY PARENTS TRIED MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO HELP ME COMMUNICATE.
THE ONLY THING THAT WORKED WAS RPM (RAPID PROMPTING METHOD).
I FINALLY FOUND MY VOICE AND I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.
Brayden is 9 years old and lives in Ontario, Canada with his parents, 2 sisters, his dog and his service dog Gusto. He is low speaking and communicates by pointing letter by letter to spell his thoughts out on a letterboard. He has been doing RPM for a year and a half. He is on a mission to change the stigma of autism and to spread the word about RPM so all autistics can have a voice. He loves writing on his blog, Life with a boy named Brayden.