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Carly's Voice - by Arthur Fleischmann (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly's own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter--after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him.
  • About the Author: Arthur Fleischmann lives with his wife, Tammy Starr, and their three children, Matthew, Taryn, and Carly, in Toronto, Canada, where he is partner and president of john st. advertising.
  • 400 Pages
  • Biography + Autobiography, Personal Memoirs

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About the Book



The father of a child who was diagnosed as autistic at the age of two describes the intensive therapies that were pursued before Carly had a breakthrough at the age of ten, when she began using her computer to communicate.



Book Synopsis



In this international bestseller, father and advocate for Autism awareness Arthur Fleischmann blends his daughter Carly's own words with his story of getting to know his remarkable daughter--after years of believing that she was unable to understand or communicate with him.

At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed "HELP TEETH HURT," much to everyone's astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online.

One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, Carly's Voice brings readers inside a once-secret world in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission



Review Quotes




"[Carly's] explanation of what it feels like--emotionally and physically--to have autism is eye-opening. Quite frankly, I think [her] chapter should be required reading for our society, especially as we head into Autism Awareness Month."-- "Parents.com"

"A well-written story of one family's struggle, perseverance, and triumph in helping a child with autism find her voice. This book will benefit people with autism, their families, and all who interact with them."-- "Library Journal"

"Carly's Voice is the wishful slogan of a movement. Autism has spoken, and a new day has dawned. Carly's story is a triumph."--Richard M. Cohen, author of Strong at the Broken Places and Blindsided

"Carly's Voice makes it very clear that a non-verbal person with autism has a rich inner life. Typing independently enabled Carly to express wit, explain her sensory problems, and show that a good mind has been freed."--Temple Grandin

"I have learned more from Carly about autism than any doctor or 'expert, ' and she has helped me understand and connect with my son in ways I couldn't have imagined. Her book takes the autism conversation to new places and disproves the ridiculous notion that non-verbal people with autism don't have feelings and thoughts or are unintelligent. Carly is--for me--autism's fiercest and most valuable advocate."--Holly Robinson Peete, actress, author, and autism advocate

"In this unsparing but affecting account . . . it's clear that while most people take the ability to communicate for granted, for Fleischmann it defines her daily struggles and miraculous successes. . . . [An] inspiring story."-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Throughout Arthur Fleischmann's exceptional memoir about his and wife Tammy's experience raising a child with severe autism, it is the plaintive "voice" of the wordless-from-birth Carly that resonates. . . . It is Carly's chapter, written in her words, and her charm that set this memoir apart."-- "Booklist (starred review)"

"To read along as [Carly] expresses her feelings in conversations with her father is almost as stunning as when she writes of life inside her autistic head. . . . Both heart-wrenching and deeply inspiring."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Witty, sarcastic, and heartfelt, Carly's words shine with personality and intellect, her strength and determination adding sparkle and hope."-- "New York Journal of Books"



About the Author



Arthur Fleischmann lives with his wife, Tammy Starr, and their three children, Matthew, Taryn, and Carly, in Toronto, Canada, where he is partner and president of john st. advertising.

Carly Fleischmann lives in Toronto, Canada, and attends a mainstream high school where she is enrolled in gifted classes. She corresponds with her thousands of friends and followers via Twitter and Facebook. Visit her at CarlysVoice.com.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.39 Inches (H) x 5.55 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: .8 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Arthur Fleischmann
Language: English
Street Date: September 18, 2012
TCIN: 14260244
UPC: 9781439194157
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-1171
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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