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26 January 2008 @ 09:18 pm

I'm part of a group with DDNOS. We consider ourselves median. I don't take full control of the body often, but I'm frequently in partial control, and that's been causing some problems.

I'm not entirely non-verbal, but I seem to be losing my ability to speak. I have to struggle to form words. I can't speak at a normal volume. I usually have trouble understanding people. However, I am able to write and read.

When I have partial control, the person who is in control with me also has difficulty speaking and understanding, although not nearly as much as I do alone. I am hoping that the only solution is not for me to stay in back, as this is our most comfortable and--before now--functional arrangement.

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Does anyone here have advice?
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
25 January 2008 @ 01:15 pm
hi : ) waves

this will sound really silly so i dont know what to say to explain this but im sick of talking to stupid people
it wastes to much time out of my life, and i want to test myself

i have a lesson now. lets see how it goes (Y)
Current Location: school
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
21 August 2007 @ 12:54 am
Hi all.

I decided over the past few days that I need to undergo a trial or test to attempt to better myself. No, it's not for any kind of religious reason... it's just something odd that I feel the need to do.  I seem to have a bad habit of saying inane things and interrupting people... so no better way to nip that all in the bud.  I decided to stop speaking.

Of course, I want to keep my job, so I speak seldomly there, but just enough to get by.  Please read my journal for accounts of my journey (I just started today, so there may not be much to read just yet.)

I am pleased to see that a community like this exists... makes me feel like less of a freak. :)

Thank you all for listening...
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Hey, ya'll. I'm currently working with a student with autism and, after watching her on the safety bar of our classroom trampoline, have gotten the idea in my head that she could really benefit from an adaptive ballet class. See, we joke about her having rubberbands for bones for two reasons: one is her extreme flexibility and the other is her inability or unwillingness to stand straight (she loves to lean or twist herself or do almost anything but). Assuming it's an inability, the teacher in the classroom supposes she just might not have that centerline concept down. Assuming it's an unwillingness, she might not realize the benefits or the fun of standing up straight.

Of course, it's up to her whether or not she wants to change all that (oh, she's 7 by the way), but either way, I thought that adaptive ballet would be a good thing to try, see if she's interested.

Unfortunately, everything google is showing me is on the East Coast (Maine, Pennsylvania, New York, Boston) and we live out here on the Left Coast. San Jose, California, to be exact. Does anyone know of any resources out here that I might be able to take advantage of?
18 August 2006 @ 12:25 am
thank you for the welcome, i did something silly and made my last post 'friends only' and now since i haven't been accepted yet i can't view it lol... anyways just another hi to everyone.

as well as does anyone live in Canada?

i live in toronto right now, it would be great to chat with someone (even if your not from around here) and if u are maybe we can hang out sometime, i just moved here from brampton ontario. i live with my girlfriend and our puppy Winston and kitten Mateo.
16 August 2006 @ 03:24 pm
So I am goingt to a college soon.I am studying to become a deaf education teacher and a counselor.That is my dream.

ALSO,I am now engaged to my girlfriend,Jenny.It won't be until after we both graduate college though.

18 July 2006 @ 06:35 pm
Hey!I FINALLY made a community!It is i_have_mutism .It is for for mute/nonverbal people.I hope people will join...

12 July 2006 @ 12:10 pm
I was wondering...if they invented a cure for people with disabilities would you take the cure?I have come to accept that I am non verbal and partially crippled and I will probally be this way throughout my life,but I do wonder what it would be like if I were to speak again and walk freely without the help of a cane.That is not all I have,I am also Bipolar and OCD.

But still...what would YOU do?

12 July 2006 @ 12:53 am
Hello.My name is Leela and I am 17.

I am non verbal(I cannot physically speak) and I have to walk with a cane.I have been this way ever since I was four years old.I became very sick at the age of four and I had a stroke.The stroke paralyzed my vocal cords and ruined my balance and cordnation(did I spell that right?).I did regained back most of my balance but I have trouble with my left leg,so that's why I walk with a cane.

It took me about 3-4 months to learn ASL.I am now fluent in it.I like to read and write,watch anime,and play the piano and violin.

I have an AIM screen name:Silent Song Heart.

I hope I can make some new friends!