In 2nd grade one of Lillian’s team in an IEP meeting said “We are still working on getting her to draw proportional people”. My response “I don’t care that she doesn’t draw proportional people. That’s something special and unique about her!”
Lillian was 7 or 8 years old then. She’s 10 years old now and her people are still different, they are unique, and they are AWESOME!!
Different iz Good . . . Disproportionate Stick People Are Good . . . Spread the Word! –Camilla Downs
Children like Lillian are why the Turning Views Foundation and the Gift a Voice Project were created. The Foundation’s intent is to make a DIFFERENCE for those that are DIFFERENT. First, by providing to nonverbal and/or speech impaired children an iPhone or iPod touch so they can FINALLY have a voice and be able to communicate in a more fluid and modern way. – Camilla Downs