Friday, January 20, 2012

The Trapped Soul of the Autistic Child

HT: Moriah

Carly Fleischmann has severe autism and is unable to speak a word. But thanks to years of expensive and intensive therapy, this 13-year-old has made a remarkable breakthrough.

Two years ago, working with pictures and symbols on a computer keyboard, she started typing and spelling out words. The computer became her voice.

"All of a sudden these words started to pour out of her, and it was an exciting moment because we didn't realize she had all these words," said speech pathologist Barbara Nash. "It was one of those moments in my career that I'll never forget." [More at ABC News]


Anonymous said...

This was so inspiring... Thank you for giving this to us. Many of us parents face this and are encouraged when someone reminds us to not give up hope.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Lessons for all of us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this! Chasdei Hashem! NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Anonymous said...

The nature of a jew is to never give up even when the odds seem so slim that things will get better. This is what drove the father, his neshama. He must have a big one.