Tracy Pascal and Henry

Henry wrote a blog about his experience regarding his campaign for inclusion for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. He talked about being introduced to inclusion and advocacy from Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette and later from Ari Ne’eman.

We met Tracy, Larry, Harvey Lavoy, and Pascal Cheng on June 9, 2011. It was a very special day, one that would change Henry’s life forever.

The guys were in town to do two screenings and Q & A sessions of Wretches & Jabberers. All four of the Green Mountain Men are some of the most wonderful, dedicated, and intelligent people I have the honor of calling friends.

There really are no words to convey how special this weekend was for all of us.  So, I will not try. The pictures convey so much.

Tracy’s message to Henry.

Henry’s message.

Wretches & Jabberers screening at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Tracy answers an audience member’s question regarding the best educational setting for their child.

” To be a member of a community you must be included in that community and have purpose so the best learning environment is with non-disabled peers and open minds and open hearts”.

Henry watching Tracy very intently.

Larry and Tracy before the screening at Tampa Theatre.

The end of the weekend but just the beginning .