The Reality of Living with Autism
To read more of Meaghan's words, and to get a remarkable glimpse inside the autistic mind, please read her book, imPOSSIBLE DREAM. It will change the way you think about not only those with autism, but about what could and should be possible to make their voices and their lives matter.
There are many books about autism, but few are fiction stories taken from real life and co-authored by someone with autism. This story is told entirely from the main character, Anna's, point of view and provides real insight into what living with autism is like from the inside.
But it is not just about autism. It presents the very real possibility of using new technologies and treatments for neuro and physical remediation, including neurofeedback therapy, reflex integration, BCI (Brain Computer Imaging) and IMR (Immersive Virtual Reality).
My autistic daughter's words were the impetus for Impossible Dream, and Meaghan is the role model for Anna. Although the character is fictional, her voice is very real, garnered from the numerous exchanges Meg and I have had over the years as we worked tirelessly to build her independent typing skill.
Meaghan really does believe that there can be a better future for everyone with disabilities, not just those with autism. And this better future can start today, if minds are open and made aware of the possibilities.
No one person or one book can make the change that is needed alone.
The first step is understanding. That is why this book was written.
The next one is action. That is why we need you to add to Anna's voice.