Autistic Girl Begins to Communicate After Ten Years of Silence

John Stossel did this piece on a young girl with autism.  She had not spoken for ten years when one day she began to communicate through a computer.   But the periodic words typed were infrequent.  Tough love and persistence finally pushed this young lady to communicate regularly through the written word.  She then fluently expressed previously unknown emotions and insights – what it was like to engage in ritual behavior such as head-banging and rocking, and how she felt about being trapped inside her autistic brain. You must see this video.

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