Carly Is an Average Teen, Even Though Most People Can’t See ItThe Autism Site
In North America, autism affects 1 in 68 children. It is a condition that still leaves us and researchers wondering why it really happens and what is really going on in the minds of our kids.
For Carly, she’s been living as a non-verbal girl on the spectrum all her life. Her parents knew she was intelligent, but they couldn’t communicate with her and often talked about her as if she could not hear. They had no idea how smart and capable she really was.
However, thanks to Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy and her newfound ability to communicate through her keyboard, she gives us an inside peek of living with autism.
She may be trapped in a body that doesn’t like to do what she wants it to do and isn’t capable of speaking, but she can communicate in other ways and is on the path to helping other people with autism get their voices heard and their points of view understood.
Watch as Carly proves that autism does not define her and who she really is. Witness as she shows us how she’s just like any ordinary teenage girl. From boys to dates to going to the mall, Carly teaches us that autism has no limits!