You're Not Spiritual
An Apology

Carly Fleischmann - An Autistic Teen Finds Her Voice

Autism 2Noah and I just got done watching this amazing video of Carly Fleischmann, a girl diagnosed with Autism and suspected of being mildly retarded.

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.

You can follow Carly on Twitter at @CarlysVoice and on Facebook at her page.

-- 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)

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