Josiah is 8 years old. He was diagnosed with autism and is non-verbal, but his hidden voice found its way out through what he calls “open communication” to reveal astounding wisdom and insight using typing on an iPad. The conversations between Josiah and his mom and dad had been private until one day Josiah wrote, “I share so many good quotes with you. How come you never put them on Facebook?”
The first thought was, “How do you even know about Facebook?” The second thought was, “That seems so scary–who is going to believe this is coming from a kid? With autism? Who doesn’t speak?” The third thought was, “I’ll make a little page so maybe my relatives can follow.” Well, its reach continues to grow little by little as Mom posts nuggets of what he writes, almost daily. It is insightful, poetic, challenging and fresh. You can “like” Josiah’s Fire on Facebook, or just visit it anytime even if you don’t have a Facebook account.
You can hear more about the story to Josiah’s communication breakthrough with God’s intervention in this hour-long radio interview here.