Autistic Girl Is Able to Communicate To The World---Amazing.

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    Jan 19, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    This made me very emotional. My 5 year-old nephew is severely autistic and non-verbal.
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Wow, that was really interesting. I'm very interested in psychology partly because of my own mental health issues. Some of the things she said I can even relate to, although my symptoms are considerably mild compared to hers.
    When I was younger I went to a summer camp that was shared with another summer camp specifically for kids with mental disabilities, especially autism, and when I was in elementary school there were a few autistic kids as well so I suppose I grew up being aware of it.

    I was almost crying at the end, when she was writing to her dad. He seems like such a good dad and he reminds me of my own parents.
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    Jan 19, 2012 2:05 AM GMT
    I too was getting quite emotional while watching this. I went to school for psychology and this really puts in perspective what the person with autism is actually experiencing.
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    Jan 19, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    This is fascinating. I've been interested in autism for a while now, and this makes me want to look into studying and research it.
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    Jan 19, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    Definitely teared up at that. Both that dad and Carly are awesome.
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    Jan 19, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    Oh yeah and on a lighter note this is the first thing that popped into my head when she said her name is Carly:
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    Jan 19, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Beautiful
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
    A really fantastic story!
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    This is a great topic, thanks for sharing it!
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    wow this is very sad , just to know that she is in pain all the time and everyday brings another challenge. i wish i knew how to help autistic children out ( thats why i use to want to work on human mutation and genetics to find a a way to help out. but everything is rewired in there brain or just work on stem cells )
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    She's just like Coco the Gorilla!
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    Heartbreaking, Heartlifting. Miraculous!
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidShe's just like Coco the Gorilla!


    Poor Jack, if he wasn't so intrigued by his own fecal smearing, perhaps he'd find a way to reach out and communicate appropriately too.

    So tough for the parents to do everything they can to help this kid be as independent as possible, if at all possible, because one day they will predecease her and that's gotta scare the hell out of them.
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    Jan 19, 2012 3:58 AM GMT
    This young lady is an inspiration and the father is a perfect role model for sticking with his daughter.
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    in a bevy of retarded thread topics, finale something of value (: thanks OP
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    jrunner25 saidin a bevy of retarded thread topics, finale something of value (: thanks OP
    .............did u do that on purpoise
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
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    JackNWNJ saidShe's just like Coco the Gorilla!
    Poor Jack, if he wasn't so intrigued by his own fecal smearing, perhaps he'd find a way to reach out and communicate appropriately too.
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    It just goes to show that you should never underestimate anyone despite their challenges in life. It's absolutely wonderful that she was able to find an outlet to express her feelings and let everyone know why she behaves the way she does. What's more impressive is how her parents persevered and only encouraged her.

    I really hope her novel materializes. It'd be interesting to read more about her life and what she experiences every day.
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    Up until about 8 years ago, I was to work with young children with Autism with a learning training programme called ABA for Early intervention for children with Autism, to teach these children to communicate. It was slow repetitive work, but worth while in time. So I relate to this clip, as it's the kind of education I once used to teach very young children with autism, and we did see children become liberated from the torment of being trapped in their very own bodys. So when people attack I for deeding my meds, I laugh, because it's them who are in need of help.

    Great Story.
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    That was pretty damn epic!
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    Jan 19, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    I hate the hokey dramatic elements of these segments, but it was interesting. Does anyone have anything about this in print?

    TrueBlueAussie saidUp until about 8 years ago, I was to work with young children with Autism with a learning training programme called ABA for Early intervention for children with Autism, to teach these children to communicate. It was slow repetitive work, but worth while in time. So I relate to this clip, as it's the kind of education I once used to teach very young children with autism, and we did see children become liberated from the torment of being trapped in their very own bodys. So when people attack I for deeding my meds, I laugh, because it's them who are in need of help.

    Great Story.


    I've read about the training. It's pure classic conditioning. Did they do typing where you worked.

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    Jan 19, 2012 4:56 AM GMT
    Semigrounded said

    I've read about the training. It's pure classic conditioning. Did they do typing where you worked.



    Actually, it's based on operant conditioning.

    Edit: removed unnecessary comment.
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    Jan 19, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
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    Semigrounded said

    I've read about the training. It's pure classic conditioning. Did they do typing where you worked.



    Actually, it's based on operant conditioning. Maybe a little less time criticizing others and more time checking your facts?


    Criticizing who? And wiki's down for the day. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 19, 2012 5:05 AM GMT
    Wiki is down?

    Up to this point today I've had no reason to go on it...and now all I can think of are things to look up!!

    *shakes fist*