This Nonverbal Teen “Talks” About His Best Friend for the First TimeThe Autism Site
“Meet Kreed, who is medically fragile, has autism, and uses a device to communicate.
“And meet Skyler, who has Usher’s Syndrome, is deaf, losing peripheral vision, has autism, and currently does not have a means to effectively communicate.”
So begins a recent post by Kreed’s mom on their popular and informative blog, Kreed’s World. And while it sounds simple, what follows is anything but.
These two boys have somehow managed to form a meaningful friendship despite the fact that they cannot verbally communicate. Perhaps it’s knowing that the other is facing similar challenges. Or maybe it’s that they find strength in one another to move forward while life continues to throw the unexpected their way.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter how or why they’re friends. All that matters is that they are.
Scroll down to watch the heartwarming video of Kreed using his AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) device to talk about Skyler, using the “best friend” button for the very first time.