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What’s It Like to Live With Autism?

By Becky Benishek | Posted on 05.16.2012 | 0 comments
What’s It Like to Live With Autism?

“Autism has locked me inside a body I cannot control.”

Carly Fleischmann may have nonverbal autism, but at age 10 she unlocked her inner world, finding that typing allowed her to express her thoughts and feelings. Now 17, she has not only co-authored Carly’s Voice: Breaking Through Autism with her father, she has also taken her expression past the printed word.

Carly’s Café, an innovative, interactive website, allows viewers to experience autism from the inside. Using a busy coffee shop as a metaphor for the world of autism, the site allows viewers to glimpse life through Carly’s eyes and gain insight into not only Carly’s realm, but the experience of others with autism as well.

Connect with Carly’s Café here, and join her Facebook page

Get strategies for communicating with students on the spectrum [PDF].

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