Monday, May 21st, 2012
The Green Mountain Self Advocates annual conference was this past May 14th and 15th. The theme of the conference was “Get Rid Of The “R” Word.” That is a very important mission this group has taken on. The word retarded must be rid of and the intelligence in each of us should be shown under a bright light.
I was part of two workshops that covered “I Have The Right to Communicate” and “You Too Can Be In The Movies”. The team work with my typing self-advocate friends really paid off and it was a great group presentation with each of us sharing our thoughts about our right to communicate and answer questions from the audience which was peppered with intelligent advocates. The group did a wonderful job and I am very proud of my partners in crime.
I had the wonderful opportunity to present with Mark Utter and Larry Bissonnette about making movies. Mark is trying to make a movie about his life; the name is “I am in here” and of course Larry and me are movie stars extraordinaire of “Wretches and Jabberers”. To be in the place of mentoring other self-advocates is very rewarding. Let’s join forces my friends to unveil the intelligence on the inside of us.