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Young Woman with Autism Writes and Facebooks to Tell Her Story

Posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:00


Ashley Florek, now 24 was diagnosed with autism at 18; in the past 10 years she has written over 900 pages of a dream-inspired book titled Voyage of a Dreamcaster. Ashley explains that her main character, Catalina, is like her, but bolder and braver.

Ashley’s journey has taken her through several diagnoses as she struggled to communicate socially – elective mutism (now called selective mutism) and then high-functioning autism. Her mom, like so many parents, was persistent in helping her daughter reach her potential. Ashley graudated from college majoring in English with a concentration in writing. She and her mother both understand the need for adult services, and Ashley continues to reach out and educate folks about autism through her Facebook pages.

Read original article: Woman with Autism 'Not so Alone' Thanks to Facebook

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