Who says you need speech in order to conduct a killer interview with a Hollywood hunk like Channing Tatum?
Carly Fleischmann has coped with the challenges of nonverbal autism her entire life, but she has found a unique way to communicate her thoughts and ideas: by spelling them out on a computer. For years, she was unable to talk to her family, and they spoke about her like she couldn’t hear or understand what they said. But when she learned to type, they realized just how intelligent and witty she really was.
Since finding her voice, Carly has gone on to spread autism awareness, cowriting a book with her father, appearing on major news networks, and now, hosting her very own talk show. This is something she’s always dreamed of doing despite the fact that many people believed she couldn’t do it, since she couldn’t speak. But she did it anyway.
On the first episode of her show, Speechless with Carly Fleischmann, Carly talks about growing up, marriage, and greatest fears with heartthrob Channing Tatum, the Hollywood star she’s had a crush on for years.
Although it does take Carly a little extra time to phrase her questions and type her responses to Channing, she conducts a unique and thoughtful interview and also manages to get some witty and flirty banter in too, which keeps things interesting!
Check out her hilarious interview, and be sure to watch until the very end — you’ll never guess what she has for him!
Ever wonder what it’s like to live with autism? Check out Carly’s Cafe, an interactive video designed to help you experience what it’s like to have autism.
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