Virginia Breen and Elizabeth Bonker

When you finally find your voice, what do you most want to say?

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About Virginia Breen and Elizabeth Bonker

Elizabeth Bonker is a talented young woman who, like any other 14-year-old, is simply trying to discover her place in this world – a task made infinitely more difficult by autism. Unable to speak, Ms. Bonker nevertheless illuminates the inner world of autism through the poems she types one finger at a time.

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Virginia Breen tells about the discovery that her daughter, Elizabeth Bonker, was a poetic prodigy, despite being unable to speak due to autism.

Virginia Breen and Elizabeth Bonker - Q&A at TEDMED 2012


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