For so long, no one thought this young girl was able to communicate, until she was 11...she blew everyone out of the water...this video made me cry & helped me learn a few neat things about autism.
Answer by trippyhippy at 9:32 AM on Apr. 19, 2011
How great that they found a way to communicate. It's got to be difficult when you have no idea what information they are retaining and what they remember. Very inspirational.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:33 AM on Apr. 19, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:17 AM on Apr. 19, 2011
Answer by Kimedbs at 10:23 AM on Apr. 19, 2011
Answer by arenad at 11:07 AM on Apr. 19, 2011
I saw this last year, and was so moved by it that I wrote a journal. I provided a link to it because in my journal is a link to the ABC story (in case there are those out there who don't have a FaceBook account and can't watch the video through the above link).
I'm fortunate that my daughter is verbal, but she has quirks that can fool one into thinking that she is lacking intellect. She is a very bright little girl, who, at age seven, knows more about bugs, egg cycles, birds, and human anatomy than most adults--she just has a very unique way of expressing herself.
Knowing children with special needs has opened my eye to so much, and I know that my life has been enriched because of it.
Thanks for posting this.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:40 PM on Apr. 19, 2011
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