“I feel that everyone who has non-verbal autism has an inner voice that is just waiting to come out.
I feel my story helps inspire parents to believe, understand and help their child reach their potential.
My story shows and proves that you can never say never and that parents need to believe.” – Carly Fleischmann
Meet Carly Fleischmann. At the age of two, Carly was diagnosed with severe autism and developmental delay. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. As the years went by, Carly remained unable to speak, unreachable. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough by typing on her laptop “HELP TEETH HURT.” By the time she was twelve, her family finally started to catch a glimpse of who she truly was. Although Carly, now sixteen, cannot speak in the traditional sense, she communicates through typing and online conversation with family members, therapists, and the thousands of fans who follow her via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.
Carly is a fierce advocate for autism awareness, and in CARLY’S VOICE: BREAKING THROUGH AUTISM – one of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism – Arthur Fleishmann, Carly’s father, blends Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter.
Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism by Arthur Fleischmann with Carly Fleischmann