Easy Access to the Governor

Dear Friends,

I had a great visit to the State Standing Committee for Developmental Disabilities. I am happy to say that the Governor and Secretary of Human Services were there. Wacky wonders abound whenever our Commissioner Hutt is with us too. She speaks our language and thinks clearly and with passion.

 Mark and Max          "I'm thinking that autism is truly a beautiful spectrum." - Mark Utter

Mark and Max          "I'm thinking that autism is truly a beautiful spectrum." - Mark Utter

Want to thank Max Barrows for focusing on a lot of good ways the Governor has showed interest and support for people who use facilitated communication. I’m really glad that Secretary Al Gobeille thinks it opens doors to people’s minds.

The true exciting moment for me was saying this to everyone:

"Fellow unique beings. A long time ago people like us were considered the wise people of a community. Now we are just finding our way back into communities after being hidden away for many years. The task at hand is for everyone to surrender their wishes for perfection and embrace our different ways of being human."

It resonated with everyone in that airy light filled state office conference room.

I am happy Max and I connected afterwards.

The wonders of peer support.

Delight in your lives, my friends.

Fondly,

Mark                                                                                  The Speech Maker