From Selective Mutism to Speaker at his Graduation
This day and this photo, the only photo I have ever posted, shares our joy and his journey from selective mutism to graduating highschool and speaking at his high school graduation as Student Body President. A journey that at a blink of our eyes years ago would have seemed to far off and not attainable.
He sounded like a pro, no hesitation or fear. Clear, concise and confident. The teachers, councilors and family and friends all marveled, knowing where he started.
He has decided to study neuroscience and cognitive studies and perhaps his journey with selective mutism in some way helped shape that decision. Perhaps someday, when he becomes a doctor, he will figure this all out for us. Wouldn’t that be grand, one who had selective mutism, goes on to figure out how to fix it.
He was accepted to top colleges and will be attending an honors college in the fall. All full steam ahead, not looking back.
For those of you just starting this journey with a child with selective mutism, we understand, we know the journey ahead and hold this day as a vision point, that your child too someday can stand in front of graduation and give a speech to his or her class.
For those reading this blog for the first time. The stories in the blog works backwards, so start with the first posting and you can read forward today of you want to read the whole story. This is our families journey story and we hope it helps others.