It is fitting that TASH is in my mind today because it is coming full circle in the time of right thinking for the people who did not understand that we have intelligence in our heads. I presented the movie idea in 2008. It is great to be where I am today. I had promised myself I would try to keep hope in my spirit for the next generation of kids to have the life they chose not the life of being trapped in the world of no communication.
It is nice to be looked at in the community in the positive light like I have noticed lately. I am greeted by people like I am important not just to be polite.
It is new to me to have people treat me like I have some advice to give that is worthwhile. I met a mother of a boy who has autism. I hope I have given her hope for the future. I know having communication helped my mother and I in wondrous ways. The support my mother gives is giving me great hope for our future.
I hope families go to AMC theaters in droves in April. You will have the sensory friendly AMC theaters to make your experience the best it can be.
Please help TASH continue the work of helping people navigate the World by making donations or volunteering. I look forward to meeting more families during April which is the TASH Dash to the finish line of non-discrimination.
By Tracy Thresher
Advocate & star of Wretches & Jabberers