- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Touchstone (Sept. 18 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439194157
- ISBN-13: 978-1439194157
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism Paperback – Sep 18 2012
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"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)
“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)
“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)
“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)
“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))
“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] 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)
“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.See all Product description
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'had' to read this book. I would call it recommended reading for 'everyone'.
Autism has touched all of us in some way - we all know someone whose
child or children are on the 'spectrum'.
The first part of the book is Dad writing about growing up with Carly - which helps
the reader to understand just what a 'gift' Carly is to the autism community.
Carly herself is the last part. Invaluable information for families & friends trying to learn
to 'understand' the child who is 'wired' differently, in varying degrees.
In my opinion, Carly is a God send. The child and the book :)
This is the most amazing because of how it's written (by the father of an autistic child).
The ongoing adventure and record of his daughter's life is absolutely fascinating. As Carly starts to type through facilitated communication, we begin to know how deeply she cares and feels about her life, her family and her thoughts on the world.
As a parent of an autistic child (even though he speaks, he is unable to bring his thoughts clearly forward. I know there is an enormous amount of knowledge and feeling that he is not yet able to communicate.
Reading 'Carly's Voice' brings the hope that my son will continue to evolve and let us know more about his inner life.
A must read for everyone.
Invest in this read.
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