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Marc Sirkin

Disrupting Autism with Courage and Technology

Autism Speaks
October 15, 2012
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.

Collaboration, technology and making things

This post is by Marc Sirkin, Autism Speaks Chief Community Officer. He spent this past weekend with Autism Speaks staff and a few incredible volunteers at Maker Faire NYC, a DIY conference that featured among other things cutting edge 3D printers, a wheelchair transport vehicle, a life sized mouse trap and a solar powered Carousel. He spent the weekend in a state of surprise, awe and laughter.