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.