To most people it is next to nothing for us to roll a sentence off our tongue and communicate verbally with no problem at all but to Peter Rowe he had to learn how to communicate through a tool called Facilitated Communication (F.C.).
Peter Rowe - artist, writer, illustrator and performer
F.C. is a strategy that allows Peter to express himself by pointing to letters on a keyboard. Peter is an inspiration to me and after reading his story it is not only the disability community he is impacting but everyone who comes into contact with his work. It makes you realise how much we really do take for granted something as simple as speaking I mean I do this every day and to be totally honest I do it without a second thought.
Peter has turned what the community classes as a disability into a priceless gem, not only has he written several children's books but he is also an artist, illustrator and performer who is currently studying a Creative Writing degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Peter Rowe's Artwork
Expressing yourself through the creative arts and written communication can literally change your life especially for people who experience difficulty communicating verbally or find it hard to speak what is really on their heart. Peter Rowe is a living example of how expressing yourself through the creative arts and written communication can impact your life for the better, to hear Peter's story and view his artwork you can visit him at Cup From Above, 1359 Gympie road, Aspley on Thursday the 9th August 2012 from 1pm-3pm. For more information about the event you can visit their Facebook page by clicking here.