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Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism | [Arthur Fleischmann, Carly Fleischmann]

Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

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 age 10, Carly had a breakthrough....
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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 age 10, 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 the thousands of people who follow her via her blog and on 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 listeners inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.

©2012 Arthur Fleischmann and Carly Fleischmann (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Carly's Voice makes it very clear that a non-verbal person with autism has a rich inner life. Typing independently enabled Carly to express wit, explain her sensory problems, and show that a good mind has been freed." (Temple Grandin)

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    Linda Madison Heights, MI, United States 08-12-12
    Linda Madison Heights, MI, United States 08-12-12 Member Since 2004
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    "what a gal !!!!"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last chapter - Carly's chapter


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    omg - what she is going to be in 10 years .... or even 5 ! World LOOK OUT

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yolanda Clearwater, FL, United States 08-09-13
    Yolanda Clearwater, FL, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    What made the experience of listening to Carly's Voice the most enjoyable?

    I am a teacher of students with Autism. I often wonder what they are thinking. This book gave me an opportunity to possibly find out. No person with Autism is the same but they do have similar characteristics. This book helped me to better understand my students and the reasons they do the things they do. Hearing from Carly as to why she reacts a certain way or why she does/does not do a specific thing made sense. It also gives you incite as to how the family lives and deals with the daily challenges they face.

    I recommend this book to everyone. With that number of people with Autism growing, it would be beneficial to understand the challenges they and their families face. Although no person with Autism is the same it is good start to peek inside their life and better understand the world they live in.


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    Shannon Hinsdale, IL, United States 12-18-13
    Shannon Hinsdale, IL, United States 12-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    Would you listen to Carly's Voice again? Why?

    Yes. Very good insight into the challenges faced by someone with Autism as well as the family struggles.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It is very interesting to here all of this from the dad's perspective and how it afects, him his family, and Carly inparticular.


    What does Patrick Lawlor and Cassandra Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I tried reading it and struggled to stay engaged. I was able to stay engaged listening and hated to pause it and stop listening for awhile when at work.


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