Watch this video!

Amanda Baggs is a young woman with autism who is nonverbal and has very autistic behaviors, yet she can type 120 words per minute and communicate extremely well. She appeared on CNN on Feb. 21st, 2007. We need to see more people like Amanda in the public eye!

​Click here for the CNN report:

​You can view the video which Amanda created about herself below.

Posted on 02/23/2007 at 15:27:34

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