Autistic girl expresses profound intelligence.

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+75 1. cotter69 commented 12 years ago

heartwarming story
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+67 2. watsonlr commented 12 years ago

Tremendous! I'm going to hug my kids now...
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+56 3. zaltysss commented 12 years ago

that's unbelievable, really amazing... and really sad as well
.. I even cried god damn it
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+42 4. kouzoukiz commented 12 years ago

Love you!!! keep trying!!! :)
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+42 5. Sizzlik (admin) commented 12 years ago

#3 youre not the only one with watering eyes ;) Just because we cant see/hear something doesnt mean its not there
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+30 6. GJJACKSON1968 commented 12 years ago

What an amazing story, and such a loving family. Just shows what love, understanding and a laptop can do! Go Carly, you are fantastic! Namaste.
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+28 7. Scott79 commented 12 years ago

Wow, Just goes to show that you should never give up. Fantastic story. :)
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+19 8. joka232 commented 12 years ago

wow she could really help answer thoughs questions about Autistic people and why they do it!
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+27 9. rohypnol commented 12 years ago

It took a minute and a couple of Google searches to find her Twitter account @CarlysVoice and her website
Good job, girl!
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+17 10. joeman commented 12 years ago

Man, that got me good... :'(
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+15 11. yurtb commented 12 years ago

wow a truly captivating vid.

also very uplifting to know there are ppl more f-ed up than us.
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+17 12. PortugaL26 commented 12 years ago

"take time to know me before you judge me" nicely put.

and thanks #9 ;)
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+18 13. imagic commented 12 years ago

I have a daughter who cannot speak anymore since a bad operation last year. So this vid really touched me. this dad is a bit like me, you go for the finishline allthough you never will know where the finishline is. I really hope this kid and het family will be very happy end healthy for the rest of their lives.
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+20 14. tree4free commented 12 years ago

I would say that autistic peoples have some kind of brain overload and are to fast for human body to handle.
That's why autistic peoples are so amazingly smart inside, but outside are seen as mentaly retardet. She said that her brain pictures anothers face over a thousand times. Imagen experiencing this, it would be horrifying. here on snotr are some clips of some very smart autistic peoples and like that movie character in rain man. I think that brains are to advanced for human body.
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+14 15. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Amazing story sweet poor child , but ill say one thing its when i herd him say spending thousands of dollars , well its great and all but i feel sorry for all the children out there that dont get the help they need becasue there poor and end up in a night mare of a hospital/institution were they get treated like animals some times.
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+11 16. BrahmaBull commented 12 years ago

I work with people with autism and this was amazing to watch. Most of them don't have a way of expressing themselves but to see this makes me think of how many of them might have normal intelligence but a body that won't cooperate and no means of communicating. It must be terrible. It is truly great to see that this girl found a way to let the world know how she really is.
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+15 17. kekke2000 commented 12 years ago

8:28 That is powerful stuff :')
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-15 18. Dubsteppah commented 12 years ago

Fecal Smearing lol
That was really interesting
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-10 19. huldu commented 12 years ago

#14 I dont believe that is true. God gave us our brain for a reason. To use it to fullest potential. We barely use a fraction of our real potential as humans right now. We are pretty early in evolution really. The proof is all around us however. The brain is an amazing thing but it is also a curse put on us.
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-13 20. sirval commented 12 years ago

She looks like lady gaga
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-7 21. Malinar commented 12 years ago

She use Toshiba!
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+11 22. peacinu commented 12 years ago

We should learn from this people, we're not as super as they are.
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-9 23. minicoz commented 12 years ago

@19 humans are meant for evolution, according to darwin, so if #14 is correct, the the autistic mind is so evolved that the human body cannot keep up with that pace. Imagine if in the future, say a few 1000 years from now, humans will not have their bodies anymore, instead they or we are floating brains. No need to consume an energy source, or the ability to move on the ground. Maybe we could float. ok im off topic, I really do not know what im talking about, I like my imagination.

But seriously, I find it hard to judge an autistic mind since we have very limited information of the human brain.

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+11 24. nenadsirmium commented 12 years ago

eyesopening video...
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+8 25. Calvinius commented 12 years ago

Believe it or not, some autistic children are quite inteligent, they could even be smarter than Einstein, or Tesla, or even Mozart. They could even brake those milion dollars worth military codes by just looking at them.
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+10 26. defade commented 12 years ago

Very moving story that shows that things aren't always as they appear.

Check out the book 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time' by Mark Haddon. It's a story written from the perspective of an autistic boy.
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+9 27. Bobloblaw commented 12 years ago

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+6 28. h8isgr8 commented 12 years ago

It's nice to know Miranda Cosgrove is less retarded now. My daughter loves iCarly.
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+4 29. Bobloblaw commented 12 years ago

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-7 30. huldu commented 12 years ago

I was wondering, actually i had a dream about this earlier today. These people have sex. The orgasm must be a very special sensation. I can only imagine.
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+12 31. cameramaster commented 12 years ago are AMAZING.......

My eyes are watering like crazy right now

You ROCk girl !

more power to you xxx
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+5 32. AbdulBari commented 12 years ago

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0 33. llangevi commented 12 years ago

While I may get a negative, this is a variation of FC (Facilitated Communication), which has been debunked for years, and preys on the emotions of the parents seeking any hope. As with those other forms, nobody ever asks how a child who was never taught to read and write can communicate through an intermediary with complex expressions (such as her typing "sensory input to block...","our brains are wired different...", etc ), and then correctly spelling such grown-up words without any education.

Remember, in the beginning, only one highly paid theripist saw her typing letters and spelling. Now, with software, a single keystroke makes a full word with computer software (6:44 - as "with" appears" ).

While she may perform in front of other therapists, is it her? At 8:11 she is given a cue by her therapist ("something funny" ) about to press the first key of "Is hhe cute". But it does not appear that it is the letter "I" that she presses on cue.

As with other FC presentations, I think this one needed more of a Penn and Teller approach, removing the facilitator from the room when the child is being interviewed. I feel for the parents, but I don't believe that the person communicating to them is their daughter.
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+7 34. JimDunlop commented 12 years ago

#33: No negative from me, but I don't agree with your assessment. If you go to this girl's website, you'll see a video clip of her writing on her own, and no one is (visibly) giving her cues or supporting her arms. This is not Facilitated Communication. If it were, someone would actually be there, physically helping her type.
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+10 35. sgamje50 commented 12 years ago

I am an education major and will be going for my masters in one year for special education...i frequently work with autistic and mentally retarded children. This video was beautiful and shows that we should never give up on these children. They are smart, funny, and important people who just need to find their own ways to communicate their wants and needs in their own time. A very touching and lovely story of hope. :)
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-3 36. USAnumber1 commented 12 years ago

#35 You need to learn how to use are burnt up! >:)
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+4 37. slrasta commented 12 years ago

This book portrays the word, as it is seen through the eyes of a kid with autism.
Great reading, I reccomned it to everyone

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
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+5 38. odthegreatest commented 12 years ago

parent of the century :'(
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+1 39. Dexter89 commented 11 years ago

That's... beautiful. A ray of hope for people with diseases like these, and for their families...
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0 40. buckleg08 commented 4 years ago

and this is her now... thriving despite her situation...