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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:58 AM 
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I worked at a home for autistic adults when I was in college. In the time I was there, I remember very clearly the day that I had an experience with one of them and his trucks (he collected tonka toys, matchbook, any kind of truck you could think of) that suddenly slammed home to me that yes, he was heavily autistic, but there was a person inside of there that was trying to communicate to me. I never really looked at autistic people the same again.

This video is amazing. Not just that this girl found a way out, or that her parents never gave up on her, but because it has completely changed her life now. I've been reading her blog and she's now taking regular high school classes (english for now) and starting to grab onto the dream she's always had but couldn't have because she was locked in the hell that was her body/brain.

Figured I'd share. I think this is truly awe inspiring. And like my incident with the one guy and his trucks, it may change how people look at autistic individuals in the future.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:40 AM 
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Great story. I passed this on to one of my friends who's youngest has been diagnosed with Autism. I think he will like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:19 PM 
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Thank you very much for posting the video.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:28 PM 
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What an amazing girl, just goes to show that with dedication and persistence anything is possible. Never give up on your dreams, such an inspiration!

Thank you for posting this.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:56 PM 
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Pretty incredible story.

Reminiscent of the movie "Awakenings".


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:39 PM 
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Wow. That's pretty amazing.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:28 AM 
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It's amazing that there seems to be a fully aware intelligent person locked up in there. It certainly changed my perspective.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:32 AM 
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That is crazy, it scares me to think there are other out there that never had their chance to be heard and/or acknowledged.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:13 AM 
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I shared the email with a friend who has an autistic child. One of the most interesting and inspiring things I've seen in a long time. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:13 AM 
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Oops, shared video not email. You got my intent I'm sure though.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:45 AM 
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That was amazing and thanks for sharing the video :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:14 AM 
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My wife is a special education teacher. I shared this story with her and she loved it. Thanks for sharing it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:41 PM 
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thanks. It is an amazing story.

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