A couple weeks ago, I introduced you to a new student, Sid Ghosh. Sid is a young man who proudly occupies a DS-ASD space on the larger spectrum of neurodivergence and uses a letter board to communicate. While some of my nonspeaking students write in long waves of language, Sid finds his voice in more compact and gnomic modes. Many of his poems read like zen koans, possessing both irreverent humor and spiritual philosophy. His smile, when he is about to unleash a deep paradox, grows especially contagious, usually with a bit of tongue peaking out. This wonderful photograph of him gives you a glimmer of what I’m talking about.

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