parent call adult ID kid immature
what is mature
we measure intelligence on maturity
maturity is false

i be call immature
when i can’t adapt
when i can’t understand
when i show symptom of my disability

when i lack language
when world is inaccessible
what are you really saying

that not the word you mean
yet you still use it
to treat like a child
to not give respect

immature is not
good descriptive
find better way
to say what mean

and treat me
like my age


I See You

I see you

I see you talk

I don’t know what sounds you is making

but I see


I see you body move

I see you face make shape

I see face make lines

I see you face mouth line

down or up


I know you talk about me or not

I see talk good or bad

people think I not know not understand

I know

I not have hear sound

I know I see


people talk about I front I

it make feel mad

I there I see I know

I can be talk to I can be include

I not doll I person

I have right be talk people too

I want friendship too talk to I not about I




Accessibility many many things

not just wheelchair ramp

Accessibility simplify language

little sound hush

earphones headphones

AAC device

facilitated communication


space to rock flap stim tic

book on sound

sign language

place latex free

assistive technology

light not bright

Accessibility many more things

Accessibility not just wheelchair

Disability more than just paralysis

Give more than just wheelchair ramp

All accessibility I need or world not accessible for me

autism, Social


often people say


you look good when you smile

often people think

smile mean happy

smile isn’t happy

happy is my hands

my body

my moving

happy is flapping


big body wiggles

my face is not

my feelings

a smile means nothing

smile on face

is fake


smile is what others taught

uncomfortable unnatural

awkwardly painful

my happiness

shows in my ways

i move

i bounce

i flap

i squeal

i don’t need to

smile for you

i only need to be me



see me in my world

doing my thing

and you may

see me differently


meet people always go like this

carer say

this is Jay they use use that device to speak and carer point my device

then person talk to carer never me

but sometimes person say

oh how does that thing work

then want me show how use device

I hate this don’t do this

I person this my voice

don’t make me do performance

because you not understand

I not circus trick

I not say you

oh how you voice work

and wait you sing

when do that I not want use device

I not communicate long time

this hurt me

Communication device how talk

this my voice like you talk

be respect my communicate

not treat like circus

I talk my way when I want not for show

Device part me

like wheelchair part my body

I get hurt when people do bad to it