Carly’s Café Lets Us Spend Two Minutes in the Shoes of Someone with Nonverbal Autism
Can you imagine what it’s like to live without a voice? Unable to advocate for yourself or even say what you want for breakfast in the morning?
Life like this can be frustrating, and those who have non-verbal autism know exactly how that feels. That was likely Carly Fleischmann’s experience until she found her voice through AAC.
Carly Fleischmann is a young woman with non-verbal autism. Her book, Breaking through Autism, describes how challenging life can be for someone in her shoes: even the simple act of going into a cafe can become a harrowing experience.
Carly’s Café is an interactive video that helps the user experience what’s it’s like to be nonverbal and on the autism spectrum. From her inability to express her wants, desires, and thoughts to the overwhelming feeling of sensory overload, this video can help viewers take a walk in Carly’s shoes. The result is haunting and unforgettable.