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June 2012

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

This poem was written by a fifteen-year-old girl who has a brother affected by autism.

Autism is a rope.

Holding you back.
It pulls at Your mind.
It puts you in the "dumb" category, 
You become out of the ordinary,

Autism is a rope.

Pulling you into its depths.
Nothing You can do,
But embrace it.
If only you knew what it really does,

Autism is a rope.

If anyone knows how hectic life can get – WE DO! That’s why we have created the Autism Speaks Weekly Whirl to fill you in on all of the highlights of the week! The last thing we want is for you to be left out of the loop! Please share with friends and family to spread the word about all of the exciting things going on in the autism community. Keep in mind, these updates aren’t limited to Autism Speaks — we will be featuring news from across the community.

This blog post is by Nathan Young, self-advocate and founder of Autism Candles.

I have a dream to work and be part of things. My day program is for inclusion, working, and taking care of myself through activities such as grocery shopping and other life necessities. Yet most of my time is doing what I love and that is working. Life without working is to me very boring because it's my interest.