Interview Questions

Suggested Interview Questions for Virginia Breen, co-author of I Am in Here: The Journey of a Child with Autism Who Cannot Speak but Finds Her Voice

When Elizabeth first learned to use the letterboard, she typed out “Agony.” What did that first word tell you about your daughter?

How does Elizabeth use the letterboard? Tell us about the Rapid Prompting Method she uses.

What have you learned about Elizabeth through her poems?

What are your favorite poems of Elizabeth’s? Please share a few with us.

What are some of the toughest battles that face parents of children with autism?

What’s the difference between “Why People” and “How People”?

What is your advice to parents of children with autism about how to move forward?

What is your advice for parents about navigating medical and educational red tape? In the book you tell of countless battles on those fronts.

What other lessons can you share with autism parents?

Why do you think Elizabeth has such a rich spiritual life?

How has the burden of autism affected your faith?

Your son Charles also has autism. How does his situation differ from Elizabeth’s?

How is Elizabeth doing now?

Do you think that Elizabeth and Charles will eventually be healed of autism?