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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Nat Speaks

Today, World Autism Acceptance Day 2015, my 25 year old son Nat who has fairly severe autism spoke at the Massachusetts State House. Right after Governor Baker (scroll down for link to pic of the Gov applauding Nat!)  Here is the text of Nat’s speech, completely his own words, that he typed, and read today.

Thank You

Living at _____ Street. by Nat Batchelder

Brought Bag up stars to apartment at k street

At _____ Street I eat Lunch go to bed sope and shawor, get ready pajamas go to bed

Jon coms, says get up

Brush teeth

Go to ASA Do meals on wheels

Back to ______ Street. movies with jon. Put plates in dishwasher. set table. put datergent Lindre in drire

Feel happy

love nat

(Nat and Proud Mama)


The Governor of Massachusetts, applauding Nat at Autism Day 2015 at the State House





Congrats Nat!!!

— added by Suzette on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 11:26 am

Love love love this speech with all its spelling and the courage of reading it. And he looked so handsome!

I am beaming with pride for a job so well done.
How lucky am I to even know him through his beautiful mother.

Clearly these few meager words are not enough to describe this excellent accomplishment!

— added by Lauri Medeiros on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Excellent work, Nat.

— added by a friend on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 3:34 pm

I was very honored to share the stage with Nat and John. The speech great insight into Nat’s life.

— added by Scott Lentine on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Susan, just can’t say how how happy I am for Nat. I couldn’t be any more proud if this were my own son. Congratulations to both you and Nat, and may God continue to bless your wonderful family.

— added by Sharon Jones on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 1:05 pm

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