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Carly’s Voice–a new book about autism

April 1, 2012

My handicapped sister, Ginny Sue, had a couple of friends who were autistic and did not speak. As a result, I’ve always been fascinated by autism and wished I could help autistic people have a voice.

I’ve just ordered the new book Carly’s Voice, which was written by an autistic teen and her father. Carly, who was severely autistic and considered moderately retarded, began to type a few years ago, much to everyone’s surprise. She has plenty to say. And we have lots to learn.

To see a chapter of Carly’s Voice, see her website.

See Carly on this YouTube video.

Carly also has Facebook and Twitter accounts. I sent her a Twitter tweet today, suggesting that tinted Irlen lenses might help her with her noise and light sensitivity. Wonder if she’ll tweet back?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2012 3:11 pm

    ok, true confession! I thought maybe this was a case of assisted communication, which some people think is just an over eager adult communicating for the child, but I am really impressed by this! Glad you pointed it out!

  2. April 14, 2012 4:02 pm

    This is really Carly typing with one finger into a computer! Take a look at some of the YouTube videos about her. She has amazing skills, such as being able to glance at a page and then tell you with 90% accuracy what the page says. She’d been trapped in her body with no way to communicate. It’s so sad when she pleads with them to help her be normal like her twin sister.

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