I think we need to get past what the true definition of what Autism or Mental retardation is. Half of these post are bickering about it. What is important is to try and figure out what is exactly going on in this girls mind. She is somewhat trapped in her body and has found a way out through a keyboard. This needs to be a exercise through out the Autisic world to find out who else can be heard this way. I'm sure she isn't the only one. People need to treat them with more dignity. They are our brothers and sisters who probably are smarter than most people you meet daily. They just have trouble expressing this. I have a family member who is autistic and never ever would I treat him differently than anyone else I know. He is highly intelligent and has a memory that is unbelievable when it comes to certain things but will forget your name somedays.
You know how they say we use only 10 percent of our brains? Maybe they use other parts. This is why she is not able to speak because her brain
doesn't work on that side of the brain.
Although this is controversal subject some believe that it is a Neanderthal trait that is passed down from interbreeding with them thousands of years
ago. Neanderthals are thought to be very smart but didn't have the ability to talk. This is just a thought, not trying to tee anyone off. This is
just a subject I found out doing research on it.