If you have ever seen an autistic child throw a tantrum, rock back and forth for a long time or remain transfixed, no matter what others say to them, you may have had a glimpse of the desperate feeling of disconnect. It is as if autism prevents the chance of any form of normal communication even between the autistic person and the people who love them the most – their parents.
In this video is the amazing story of Carly Fleischmann, whose parents found out she was autistic and were told she was also so mentally disabled she would only reach the level of a 6-year-old. Carly’s parents decided to beat the odds and the world is now reaping the rewards.
After you watch the video, click Carly’s picture and visit her blog, where there are updates, media appearances and ways to communicate with her online.
Apologies for posting this a little late in the day, but I am currently on jury duty. I will tell you all about that when that ends.