Her parents worked tirelessly with multiple therapists (40-60 hours a week), trying to assist Carly with her condition. It wasn't until age 11 that Carly became "unlocked", unitentionally, by sitting at a laptop. She began to type. Her first word? HURT. Her second? HELP.
My son was diagnosed on the Autism spectrum at age 4 (PDD-NOS). Thankfully, his troubling, heart-rending behavior (violent rocking, banging his head, tantrums, screaming, unable to talk) has ceased. My husband and I didn't go the route of intensive, recommended, traditional therapy (ABA)--instead, opting for an intuitive, organic route (that I later found out was exactly how the Son-Rise program approaches Autism).
Our risk paid off, and we are truly grateful.
Here's the amazing video of Carly. Make sure you have a box of Kleenex handy.
-- Janet Boyer, Amazon Top/Vine Reviewer, author of Back in Time Tarot, Tarot in Reverse (Schiffer 2012) and the Snowland Tarot (Schiffer 2013). Featured in Tales of the Revolution: True Stories of People Who Are Poking the Box and Making a Difference (A Domino Project eBook edited by Seth Godin)