Archive for April 14th, 2009

April is Autism Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

My cousin sent me a really fascinating story over the weekend that I haven’t been able to post until now:

There is an austic girl named Carly who has a very interesting and inspirational story. She is non-verbal but after years of intervention – she began to type and communicate via her computer. She has a blog  here:

http://carlysvoice.com/

 

Carly’s Voice

 

You can even follow her on twitter: http://twitter.com/CarlysVoice

The coolest thing is that she just decided last week that she wanted to be on Larry King Live – so she started an online petition and Larry got word and had her on his show that very thursday via skype with Jenny Mccarthy!

Here is footage from CNN:

My cousin runs an amazing site called Autism Zeitgeist. It’s a website for families and parents in Ontario that provides information on some of the complexities within an IBI program and the standards that apply to the ministry funded ABA program. Check out the site to find out all about it.