Carly's Voice

Carly's Voice

Breaking Through Autism

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439194140
Branch Call Number: 616.85882 FLE
Characteristics: 391 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Fleischmann, Carly 1995-


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Jul 28, 2013

I loved hearing Carly's Voice at the end of the book!

McIndoo Jun 10, 2012

This is a very interesting read about autism from the perspective of the parents as well as presenting the voice of a non-verbal autistic child. Very accessible and educational! Carly's voice is clearly heard.

Cathy_Library Apr 28, 2012

-fascinating and revealing account of how Carly (diagnosed as severely autistic & non-verbal) learns to communicate and explains the challenges of autism herself; a "must read" for educators, therapists, and parents

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