Posts Tagged ‘communication’
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
(Larry and Tracy were in Phoenix, Arizona last week, presenting at the Director’s Institute conference. They delivered a keynote presentation to 750 Arizona educators on the theme of “All People Want Communication.” They also had the opportunity to show their film and have an extensive question and answer with conference participants. Larry’s opening comment at the keynote was “It is treat to be in oven-baked Arizona.”)
Tracy and Larry at the Wigwam Resort outside Phoenix
It’s practically last place on earth, peeling off clothes does not help, Larry would live because it is like a pottery oven here in Arizona. Powerless people last one second in, looking so dry, parched landscape.
Lots of time we spent inside in air conditioning, lip syncing our typed words on our iPads to lots of people driven to learn and participate in lively discussions about the presumption of competence in lettered school environments.
Towards the improvement of schools in Arizona, I am picturing a world where kids without speech can look around appearing really different but acting like they can learn ordered texts like all apple pied students of Arizona schools.
It was a pleasure to come here as primarily snow-oriented Vermonters and heat up people’s opinions on inclusion and communication for all.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Totally powerful with pretty fish aquarium was like having an outer limits experience. To look at people looking at some of newly appreciated for uniqueness, less mentioned in Walt Disney movies, fish is like looking at the experience of people with disabilities being paired with the life of a totally isolated from society, porpoise, making communication through sounds and openings in large bodies. I very much enjoyed this lighting of my awareness about the world of outsider sea creatures.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Larry, Pascal, Harvey and Tracy positioned ourselves as iPad ambassadors placed on pedestals of technologically advanced movie stardom when we ordered meaty barbecue works of specially smelling like pit-cooked, massively prepared for armies of starving customers, food, let’s say at the most meaningful stop of our movie tour last year in Houston, Texas.
Towards appearing open to mass media methods of communication isn’t my main motivation for using the iPad. It is to totally kick into the stratosphere of personal expression, my somewhat listening for overdone language ideas and opinions about politics, beer and meatless diets.
Having lost my voice for many years, I have poptarted out of my shell of silence like a movie character actor finally getting a leading man’s role. Many words I have spoken in my life but until the use of typing, inside my intelligent brain, thoughts with the help of technology and human physical and lots of encouraging words to move purposefully on the keyboard, support I led the life of a mostly repetitively words spoken person.
Leaping into spots on good movies requires this technology of Steve Jobs and partners with popularly owned keys to mass transit of communicators across the country. So le’s visit our local Apple store clean them out of iPads and look to lead a charge of typists into the world of barbecue food or California pizza joints.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Along our own paths, odd couple Tracy and Larry lounge on different, massively arranged for our large bodies, chairs mainly because our personal interests and lifestyles are not the same. Unknown possibilities to form lasting, nothing will ever break apart, bonds between us have risen like airplanes on not seen missions passing over the landscape of society.
We spend time in airports planning our next presentations or next landings in mostly A-level movies. Mates we would be called in Australia. Malls potentially look at us as aspiring celebrities and possible Santa Claus candidates. Coping problems we appear to have in situations pooling socializing and looking party-ready. It’s picking up after each others meltdowns that both make our connection stronger and link our traveling experiences together.
Personally, I have learned from, older in maturity of behavior than Larry, Tracy to spread wings of patience over more areas of my life particularly when schedules take twists and turns out of the expected order of events. It is this that I have poised our amiably arranged relationship on.
Watching lots of sitcoms can’t measure up to the Tracy and Larry show so stay tuned to our next reality TV-like episode.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Apple pie premiering with optional for slimmer people than open your mouth for any good food, keeping lots of pounds on for excessively long winters, Larry, vanilla ice cream lets obviously cash-strapped by lost roads and damaged homes, New Agey in approach to community building, Vermont, potentially make up money by being positioned like Krispy Kreme massively leaning against the building, donuts in many bakeries around the state.
Pies in fall, Obama jobs plan, and tax cuts for the terrifically rich might save many people from unemployment here in the Green Mountain state and act to stimulate the economy. Let’s wish helping people like this will lead to lots of people returning to lives of prosperity again.
Sorting out our pronounced, as test of presidencies, problems with the economy keys in on meanings of popular policies loosely interpreted by the politicians and the media. Really people loiter in this territory of causes too long when the issue with our potentially never resolvable, oppositional, outside realm of only politics as usual, differences incorporates our out of control desire for material things and big profits with a paltriness of knowledge about our mental capacity for long-term changes in society.
I am emphasizing to make do with plain apple pie. Mostly it’s opening our society up to keeping things simple that I am advocating. To old Vermonters, I say to help our country learn to appreciate apple pie rather than lavish pastries.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
My sister, nothing like obstinate, very stubborn brother, Sally went with us out to California this past week on our plentiful with picture-friendly fans, pining to pose with us, trip to the city of Chapman. We presented our film on people like Larry and Tracy partying like powerful writers around the world to college students and faculty, opening professorial kinds of Ivy League minds to a more idiosyncratic form of mentality, nonconforming to typical intellectual standards.
Opportunities to learn more about opinions of Larry and Tracy on special education and learning in regular classrooms pistolled people’s thinking less about test scores and more about lifting potential creative talents of students with disabilities above platform of labels to a level of outside the box of expectations performance.
Larry and Tracy also got to Whittier really popularly listed as new capital of voice and typing supports on the West, close to Pacific Ocean, Coast. It was lots of fun to see old friends and kick nuanced flavors of microbrewered beers into my thirsty mouth.
Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Appearing at totally communication centered conference, MIT more as meaningful in technological progress than artistic creativity hosted, in Boston last week, Tracy and I looked at newly printed, signed happily with my old school Larry signature, DVDs and positioned ourselves as old-time actors on a stage of lettered opportunity to share our message on opening windows of popularity for people with limited communication.
Occupying classes in beginning patterns of typing support of people like me without protest was myself and my trusty case manager, Erin, opting out of her regular work to really earn style-points for driving partner of Larry’s wandering around the keyboard movements.
Willed to me were many memorable moments of watching roads to expressive communication being paved over with, soundly grounded in good practices, mastery of doors to voice and life purposefulness.
Okay. Overly wordy Larry needs to look at entering school of shorthand communication.
Larry and his case manager, Erin at the ICI Conference at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, July 20
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
People in my church in Milton, Vermont looked at my movie for the first time this weekend and probably had a more than religious experience. Putting my stuttering voice to work, I made a very loosely articulated, keeping peoples attention, doing an impression of good-for-voice practice on podium’s speech, thanking people for coming.
And popularly known as Larry’s awesomely proud sister, Sally propped me up with articulation of kinds of words and syllables that are good to type presentations with but not good to try when looking for verbal clarity at nice church functions. It could be the start of my loudmouth, news anchor career.
Larry, sister Sally, and mom Alma attend church together in Milton, Vermont
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Popular, planning to get lots of sun onto your pale body, place Tampa, Florida was the scene this past weekend of showing our, never lacking in meanings for Larry and Tracy fans, movie to lightning-rodded with brimming over with enthusiasm people. Miami may have label of very lavish beach land. Nicely built, with less ostentatious-looking modern buildings, Tampa proves that lasting offers of warm hospitality make more of an inked onto our hearts impression.
Lauri opened opportunity to Larry and Tracy to link up with lots of once-upon-a-time in the dark but now enlightened about the potential of lettered communication, parents and teachers. Special youth-powered papers may make this point in our movie tour one of changing tides of attitudes about autism and communication. Let’s carry this momentum forward to Orlando in July.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
I totally want to lead a fulfilling life and opening this door widely has been my movie life. Pointed high on my horizon now is a vision over these posters of Wretches & Jabberers which kindles in me a strong desire to soar and not just float through life. Many people of my living-in-the-community-after-the-institution status can create useful community kinds of existences for ourselves, letting the patterns of leisuring and recreating looked on as meaningful forms of activity for us by Special Olympian-oriented programmers push us along like logs in a stream heading keeping on a downward path to the lumberyard.
I like to level pins at the bowling alley like anyone else but I also need to nudge myself in the direction of participating in more intellectually demanding activities, like movie star appearances on public TV, progressive-in-their-politics, talk shows. Working on this blog is a less public form of this path to fulfilling ones potential in living a powerfully satisfying life so others outside of your ivory tower of disability will move into your neighborhood of intelligence and mostly off beat humor.
Ok now to the coffee shop for a more-than-satisfactory cup of joe.
Larry poses with a "Wretches & Jabberers" poster in Burlington, VT
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