AUTISM IS A HARD LIFE. MY NAME IS UMBERTO AND I HAVE SEVERE AUTISM. I AM FIFTEEN YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN SILENT FOR MANY YEARS. I FOUND MY VOICE WITH SOMA RAPID PROMPT METHOD IN DECEMBER OF 2015. BEFORE RPM, I WAS TRAPPED INSIDE MY HEAD WITH NO WAY TO SHOW MY INTELLIGENCE TO ANYONE.
AUTISM IS NOT AN INTELLIGENCE PROBLEM, I WAS LEARNING MY ENTIRE LIFE BUT DIDN’T HAVE THE MOTOR PLANNING TO LET ANYONE KNOW. I TRIED SO MANY OTHER THINGS THAT DIDN’T HELP BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T FOCUS ON MOTOR PLANNING BUT ON REPETITIVE LOW LEVEL ACADEMICS. I WAS SCARED TO TRY RPM BUT THANKFULLY MY MOTHER INSISTED AND I AM GRATEFUL SHE DID. I NOW HAVE A VOICE AND A HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE.
AUTISM IS MY LIFE. I AM KIND. I AM PEACEFUL. I AM LOVING. I AM A GOOD SON. I AM INTELLIGENT. I AM NOT A BEHAVIOR PROBLEM. I AM AN EXCELLENT AUTISTIC KID WHO LOVES ALL SUBJECTS IN SCHOOL. I AM A FRIEND TO PEOPLE WHO ARE STRUGGLING BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LIKE TO STRUGGLE.
I WISH ALL PEOPLE A VOICE AND A HOPE FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE. SINCERELY - UMBERTO
Umberto started RPM four months ago and is progressing very quickly. He is thrilled to be studying age appropriate academics and is even more excited to start transitioning to typing on a keyboard with voice output. Since Umberto’s recent breakthrough with communication, his family is learning a lot about him. Umberto has a very close relationship with God in which he gained his strength throughout his years of silence. He is interested in theology, mathematics, science and writing. He has already started writing to encourage others with autism and he hopes to share more of himself as he develops his soon to be blog, Umberto’s Voice.