We Will Not Silence Him

Why is it so hard for some people to realize that Kyle isn’t defined by his diagnoses?

That’s not all that he is. It’s only a small part of him. 

He really doesn’t make any more noise than other children. Just because his noises aren’t concrete words, doesn’t make him noisy.

He has his own way of communicating with us. It doesn’t make it bad or wrong. He is working on making his sounds something someone can understand. 

Who says how he talks is wrong?

Why are we labeled as different?

Why is he treated differently?

My child deserves to be treated like any other child.

He deserves the same opportunities as all children.

He deserves love, attention and compassion.

Kyle is energetic but so are other children his age.

Kyle likes to push buttons just like any other child.

Kyle loves to smile and laugh loudly.

Kyle wants to express himself and he does, you just have to listen to him with more than your ears.

Kyle understands everything we say to him and will respond in his own way.

Let’s praise children like Kyle and all children who express themselves to us differently.

When a child tries to ask a question or talk to us, we don’t silence them.

Why do people think Kyle needs to be silenced?

He will not be silenced!

Can you imagine me turning to someone in a store who has a little child talking to them and giving them a dirty look because I can hear them?

Can you imagine me asking a parent to tell their child to stop talking or to quiet down because I don’t want to listen to them?

He won’t be silenced. You can’t keep him quiet. We won’t tremble when you try it.

All I know is he won’t go speechless.

And when his words fail him, remember I have mine.

Written by, Alicia Kiechle

My name is Alicia. I am a proud mother of two amazing kids. I have a beautiful daughter named Morgan who is 7 years old and I have my energetic son Kyle who is 4 years old. Kyle was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and is currently nonverbal. Kyle has opened my eyes to a whole new world and a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Love needs no words!”  I am a Reading Specialist in an all-inclusive elementary school, and I also have taken on the role as the Autism Advocate and Coach within the building. I spend all my spare time trying to promote autism awareness and reminding people to always choose to Be Kind For Kyle! Join us on FB at Be Kind For Kyle.

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