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ISBN13: 9781439194157
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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 could 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 age ten, Carly had a breakthrough. While sitting in her kitchen with her devoted therapist Howie, Carly reached over to the laptop and typed MEAN, referring to Howie's efforts to get her to do her work for the day. She then went on to further explain her recalcitrant mood by typing TEETH HURT, much to Howie'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 many thousands of people who follow her via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. A 2009 segment on 20/20 brought her story to national attention, and she has since appeared on television with Larry King, Ellen DeGeneres, and Holly Robinson Peete, all of whom have developed warm relationships with her.

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 in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.

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In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter—after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him.

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. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online.

One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission

About the Author

Arthur Fleischmann lives with his wife, Tammy Starr, and their three children, Matthew, Taryn, and Carly, in Toronto, Canada, where he is partner and president of john st. advertising. Carly Fleischmann lives in Toronto, Canada, and attends a mainstream high school where she is enrolled in gifted classes. She corresponds with her thousands of friends and followers via Twitter and Facebook. Visit her at CarlysVoice.com.

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Kacey, December 12, 2013 (view all comments by Kacey)
This book is AMAZING. It provides a candid look at the struggles of dealing with autism from two perspectives: a parent trying to raise a child with severe autism and a child experiencing severe autism. It's that second perspective that is so rare and insightful. Carly has managed to overcome unbelievable barriers and is finally able to provide that critical dialogue of what it's like having autism and why autistic people do the things they do. As someone who occasionally works with children with autism, Carly's explanations have given me a better understanding of how I can help. Carly's Voice is beyond inspiring, I can't wait to see what she accomplishes as an adult!
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Curtis Johnson, April 19, 2013 (view all comments by Curtis Johnson)
This book is amazing! If you are already well versed in autism, you will enjoy reading about a family who went to extraordinary lengths to get their daughter the services and education she deserved! If you are not well versed in autism yet, this book is also a great starting point to learn more about the struggles of a child with autism, and the added strain on the family! I could not put this book down, and think anyone interested in autism from any perspective (speech-language pathology, psychology, behavioral, etc) will find this to be a great read!
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yasowhat8, January 4, 2013 (view all comments by yasowhat8)
This book is a must read, In this day and age with autisim at an all time high. This is the best book Ive read about autisim, ever. The book really lets you know, how the parents that have an autistic child feel, what they go through day to day. It also gives you a feeling, of what its like to be a person with autisim. Carly and her father did a GREAT JOB at getting the message out about autisim.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439194157
Author:
Fleischmann, Arthur
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
C
Author:
arly Fleischmann
Author:
Fleischmann, Carly
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Autism; Spectrum; Special Needs; Asperger s; Asperger Syndrome; carlysvoice.com; What is autism; Signs of autism; High functioning autism; Parenthood; Family Coping
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly’s own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter—after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him.

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. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online.

One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly’s Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission

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