May 032016
Carly Fleischmann Girl Unable To Speak With Severe Autism Interviews Channing Tatum

Have you ever heard of Carly Fleischmann? You may have seen the incredible 20-20 story featuring her that went viral years ago. For most of her life, her parents, family, and even doctors assumed she was mentally retarded and would never lead a normal life. She exhibited extreme symptoms of autism and wasn’t able to even say one word

But one day she used a computer to type the word “hurt.” It was that moment when her world opened up.

Now, with the support from her family, she has debuted her new YouTube channel Speechless with Carly Fleischmann. In this first episode, she interviews movie star Channing Tatum with the help of a special computer.


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Feb 152014
Garbage Man Giving Boy With Autism Toy Garbage Truck Will Warm Your Heart

Five year old Daniel has autism and absolutely loves garbage trucks. Watching the weekly garbage pickup has become a comforting ritual for him. 

“He loves the predictable movement of the hoist and is excited by the entire spectacle. He waits all week for Monday morning pickup,” reports his mother Robin.

Manuel is his favorite garbage man, and recently gave Daniel a special gift after his usual pickup: a brand new toy garbage truck. 

Robin happened to be recording the pickup that day and caught the heartwarming exchange on camera. 

Now the touching video has exploded on Facebook with over 20,000 Likes and 80,000 shares

Robin sent the video to Autism Speaks who was proud to repost the video on YouTube.


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Jul 242013

Autism is a disorder that affects countless people, yet most have no idea what those who struggle with the restrictive condition go through.

Carly Fleischmann has non-verbal autism, making even the simplest forms of communication difficult. Simple endeavors, such as enjoying a coffee at a cafe with the family, can quickly become a difficult and chaotic experience.

To help enlighten the masses of the pain and struggle of autism, Carly and her father made this powerful video and a special website.


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Jul 152013

Spencer Timme published this touching short film in January, but it is trending now. He talks about his special relationship with his older brother Mitchel who has autism, and explains how he is the most important person in his life.

Music is Always Gold by Radical Face. Spencer says “the song somewhat inspired me to make this video because it speaks of a tight lifelong bond between two brothers.”


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Oct 182012

 will be airing a Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs special on Sunday, October 21 at 8/7c, and has published a teaser clip that has instantly gone viral. 

Jodi DiPiazza is a huge fan of Katy Perry like any teenage girl. But unlike most girls, Jodi has autism. But she and her parents were determined to persevere and defeat any obstacle the disability put in her way.

With the help of a special education and therapy program, Jodi has become unstoppable.

How far has she come? Last Sunday she performed her favorite Katy Perry song with Katy in front of millions of people at the Night Of Too Many Stars.

Baby, you are a firework.

Katy was so touched by per duo performance that after the event she tweeted, “I will never forget last night. It was the most important moment thus far of what I do.”

Tonight, she kicked started the social sharing of the video by tweeting that “Jodi is my firework.” 

The video is also further featured on EW, Examiner, SeattleTimes, and USMagazine


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