Carly Fleischmann is 16 years old.
She has autism. and has severe apraxia, an oral motor disorder that inhibits her from speaking.
Carly Fleischmann is also a gifted student, witty and talented writer, and the subject of a new book, "Carly's Voice, Breaking Through Autism," written by her father, Arthur Fleischmann.
The Toronto teen "found her voice" six years ago through the written word, typing with one finger on her iPad and laptop. She's now a prolific writer, sharing her experiences with thousands of Facebook friends, Twitter followers and website visitors:
"So I had a cool interview with a Toronto Star Newspaper reporter. I'm not sure when the story printing or how long it is. The only thing I'm sure of is how cute the photographer was. So cute. I talked to them about autism & I was showing off how easy it is to talk with wordQ and my Ipad. Doctors and scientists are only partly going to help autism technology and innovators are going to bringRead More »from Carly’s Voice: non-verbal Canadian teen with autism shares her story