Carly Fleischmann, Nonverbal Woman With Autism, Interviews Channing Tatum


Carly Fleischmann is nonverbal, but she’s become the voice of autism awareness. The young woman, who uses a communication device, gained notoriety when a video giving insight to how she processes the world went viral in 2012. It’s since been viewed more than two million times, and brought well-deserved attention to her book “Carly’s Voice.

Four years later, Fleischmann has launched a web series “Speechless with Carly Fleischmann,” which she hosts. In its first episode, released on Friday, she sits down with actor Channing Tatum to discuss growing up, his marriage and his greatest fears. It’s a wonderfully entertaining interview in and of itself, and we hope it will do wonders for spreading awareness for people who use alternative methods of communication.

h/t Kerry Magro

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