Monday, August 24, 2009

Autistic Teen Finds Inner Voice

Here is a link to some video from the 20/20 segment on Carly Fleischmann from earlier this month. If you've not heard Carly's story check out her blog Carly's Voice.

Carly is an inspirational young lady. Diagnosed with Autism at age two, Carly is non-verbal (doesn't speak). At age 11 she began to type and is telling the world, in her own words, what it is like to live with autism - Her insight helps parents, siblings, friends and teachers have a better understanding of what life is like for kids like her. She is a hero in my book! Thanks for speaking out Carly :0)

If you know or work with Frog - please take the time to watch this video. Thanks!

Autistic Teen Finds Inner Voice – New video taken from 20/20 after the broadcast

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8 comments:

Maddy said...

I could do with a little dose of that. Thank you.

Christine said...

Wow! That was incredible. Thanks for the link.

Christine said...

Wow! That was incredible. Thanks for the link.

Frogs' mom said...

I love this age we live in - where I can get on the computer and find a story like Carly's - or even better, send an e-mail out to Carly or Tito and get some insight into what Frog might be going through.

lonestar said...

Wow... WOW, that is amazing and so inspiring. Thanks so much for sharing it, I'm going to share it too (w/ a link back to you) :).

Casdok said...

It is very insightful for us parents of non verbal children.

prashant said...

Thanks for the link.

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Julia@PolkaDotGaloshes said...

I found your blog, yay! It was such a pleasure to meet and talk with you at the Autism conference on the weekend. (not sure if you remember me, but my friend and I got to chat with you before your panel on the Sunday) I thoroughly enjoyed your panel, actually it was one of my fave moments hearing other moms up there talk of what helps them. You are an amazing mom who truly inspired me to keep building bridges and the village around me..Thank you!! Thank you!! Cheers Julia