Dear Beloved Blog Readers,
Joy is in the air my friends. I am so happy to be writing to you.
I am wanting to tell you three things:
1. I am being interviewed by Vermont PBS next month.
2. It is for the airing of my movie on Thursday April 11 at 7 pm.
3. I am sad to say that people are discrediting those of us who use FC (Facilitated Communication) again. I have been asked to say something about this from the perspective of someone for whom this is their best way to communicate complex thoughts.
“I am Mark Utter and instead of talking with my mouth I type to communicate. I have been doing this since the 1990s. It was the writing of my personal experience with having communication obstacles that gave me an opportunity to truly engage with the world. I am wanting you to know that turning the story into a movie and raising money and getting the whole thing finished was all done using FC. I had been the man behind the facade and awful term of “nonverbal” and, now, people were engaging with me. I welcome people to watch my movie and join the 100s of people who read my blog.”
- Mark Utter
Please write me a line of good thoughts as this assault on FC has me down.
Joy is still in the air as I am writing to you.
Have free moments in nature.
Mark The FC Advocate