User - posted on 06/24/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




HI All,

I don't know how to create links...I am a techno-not!

This story came from ABC news, John Stossel (SP?) introduced the story. The girl's name is Carly, and I hope you are able to get to this video link with the information I posted.

Really, for every parent who wonders, I honestly believe this child tells you the answers.

Autistic girl expresses profound intelligence. [VIDEO]
Autistic girl expresses profound intelligence.

Good luck with the link. I wish I knew how to post so you could just click on is worth the search!!



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I admire Carly so much! I think I first came across her as a Follow Friday on Twitter and I didn't know she was nonverbal or had autism until I eventually looked up her profile. She is the perfect avatar of what I always tell other parents who have children living with autism. Just because they can't tell you they're smart doesn't mean they aren't! You have to, have to, have to assume intelligence.

About 9 months ago (when he was almost 3 1/2), a psychiatrist told me that my son would test for IQ at around 50, which is well into the mentally retarded range. Now he speaks spontaneously and is asking questions, properly using a few of those dreaded W-words. He reads somewhere in the mid-second grade level and more importantly understands what he's reading about. He counts to somewhere over one hundred. The list goes on and on. It's not meant as a bragging thing, so hopefully it doesn't come off that way. He's just one illustration of how much children with autism can change if you assume that they are intelligent, capable human beings who are merely locked in a confusing world.

Don't forget to check out Carly's website at or follow her @Carlysvoice on Twitter. She is such an inspiration. :)


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Brenda - posted on 08/03/2010




OMG that is the is the most inspiring video I have ever seen. I am in tears for this girl, tears of joy and sadness. It helps so much to understand my young man and what he is going through. Everyone needs to see this, whether they have a autistic child or not!

Lisa - posted on 08/03/2010




I'm sitting here balling my eyes out because of this video. It is wonderful, inspiring and uplifting. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anne - posted on 06/26/2010




Hi Sheila, I've just watched this video and am in absolute awe of Carly. It just goes to show, don't take it for granted that people who you think don't understand anything might actually understand more than you know!
Thanks for sharing.

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