Like so many children with special needs, Elizabeth found her voice through the arts. In Elizabeth’s case it was through the art of writing poetry. We at Montgomery Academy have seen this so many times in so many different ways. Many of our children participate in performing, musical and visual arts. That is why the arts are so important here. Some students find confidence, some social acceptance, some self identity, some find a strategy to manage difficulties and stress, and some students even find their voice.
Elizabeth’s very special talent has allowed her to find her voice and to communicate who she really is behind the veil of autism. Along with her mother, Virginia, Elizabeth has published a book filled with her poems and an inside look at her very inspiring journey.
Elizabeth is just one of the many incredibly wonderful and talented children that we have here at Montgomery Academy. We are so proud of all of them! But what
Elizabeth has done with her poetry, her spirit, and her book is to provide insight of just how “special”, these special children really are.
You can learn more about Elizabeth and her journey by visiting PBS online and searching “autistic poet”.
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