Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 27, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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The extraordinary and moving story of Carly Fleischmann, a teenager with severe autism who, through technology and today’s social networks, has become a passionate advocate for kids everywhere.

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after years of intensive behavioral and communication therapy, Carly remained largely unreachable. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists Howie and Barb, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed in “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment.

This was the beginning of Carly’s journey toward self-realization. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, which she describes with uncanny accuracy and detail, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family, her therapists, and the many thousands of people who follow her via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

In Carly’s Voice, her father, Arthur Fleischmann, blends Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter. One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, it brings readers inside a once-secret world and in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
29
Section 4
30
Section 5
41
Section 6
65
Section 7
73
Section 8
81
Section 18
197
Section 19
210
Section 20
222
Section 21
230
Section 22
247
Section 23
269
Section 24
278
Section 25
289

Section 9
94
Section 10
101
Section 11
108
Section 12
111
Section 13
121
Section 14
134
Section 15
143
Section 16
150
Section 17
171
Section 26
293
Section 27
311
Section 28
339
Section 29
340
Section 30
351
Section 31
359
Section 32
371
Section 33
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About the author (2012)

Arthur Fleischmann is the founder and president of john st. advertising and lives with his wife, Tammy, and their two other children in Toronto, Canada. Visit CarlysVoice.com.

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