Boise – Wearing a cowboy hat and blue bandanna, 11-year-old Austin Freckleton delivered a line from a play he’d been working on all week. “I grabbed the snake and threw it far away, and I’m still here today,” he said.
The audience laughed. Austin smiled. And his mother, peering through the lens of a video camera, beamed. Austin, who has cerebral palsy, is one of 14 children and teens who attended the Advancing Adventures in Communicating Camp at Idaho State University-Boise June 18-22. The camp – the only one of its kind in the Northwest – is for children who have severe communication challenges caused by disease, injury, autism or other delays in development. (more…)