My earliest memories are of teaching my deaf brother to speak.  As a toddler, I understood intuitively that Don was locked inside himself because he did not have the language to describe –to himself or anyone else– his inner experience.  He was unable to identify and communicate what seems to the rest of us even the most basic human understandings, “I am cold, hungry, angry,” etc.  Acquiring language unlocked worlds for Don.  Now, there is an iPad application that allows people challenged with autism to communicate with those around them and, thereby, be a part of their world.  What a brilliant use of technology!;cbsCarousel