Breaking Out of Autism Through Technology

In this amazing video, Carly, lost in an autistic world, unable to speak or express herself,comes out of her shell at age 11 when she gained access to a computer.

 

After 11 years of constant therapy, after a diagnosis of moderate retardation, no one believed that she could write, or think at such a high level at the age of ten.

Through tough love, it took months to get Carly to communicate regularly through the written word, but once she did, she fluently expressed what it was like to engage in ritual behavior such as head-banging and rocking, and how she felt about being trapped inside her autistic brain.

I urge you, if you do nothing else today, to watch this video.

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