Carly Fleischmann lived most of her childhood trapped in a body that could not communicate clearly with the outside world. She couldn't speak and had few fine motor skills. She'd been diagnosed with severe autism at age 2.
The iPad was a game-changer for Carly. It gave her independence, and the apps made it easy to communicate her thoughts without painstakingly typing each letter on a computer. And because it was deemed "cool," it was enticing to her. It did not make her feel different.
"Technology has allowed me to communicate, learn social skills, implement relaxing techniques and played a crucial part in helping me how to spell," she said. "To me, technology is the key to unlocking autism."