What is the world like to an autistic child?
Carly Fleischmann is able to tell us once she was able to communicate her thoughts using a computer. Here are some amazing insights into the world of autism from Carly.
Because if I don't, it feels like my body is going to explode. It's just like you shake a can of Coke. If I could stop it I would. It's not like turning a switch off
"I think a lot of people get their information from so called experts, but if a horse is sick, you don't ask a fish what's wrong with the horse. You go right to the horse's mouth"
"I know what is right and wrong but it's like I have a fight with my brain over it.""I want to be able to go to school with normal kids, but not have them getting upset, or scared when I hit a table or scream."
"It's a way for us to drown out all sensory input that over loads us all at once. We create output to block out input."
"I take over a thousand pictures of a person's face when I look at them. That's why we have a hard time looking at people."