Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

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By (author) Arthur Fleischmann, With Carly Fleischmann

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 391 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 211mm x 25mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 18 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1439194157
  • ISBN 13: 9781439194157
  • Sales rank: 13,648

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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

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"A well-written story of one family's struggle, perseverance, and triumph in helping a child with autism find her voice. This book will benefit people with autism, their families, and all who interact with them." -"Library Journal"