Carly Fleischmann, a 17-year-old self-advocate, was asked to speak on a panel at The Nantucket Project, a high profile event with many influential people in attendance. Carly was diagnosed with severe autism at age two and is unable to speak, yet, she has has defied the odds.
Carly has an IQ of 130 and communicates by typing on a laptop or an iPad. She hopes to attend college and become a journalist, maybe even be the host of her own TV show. Nonetheless, Carly was nervous about her speaking engagement, and she went to Facebook to seek advice.
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