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In Their Own Words

This guest post is from Iris Mashiach-Ambalo about her son Noam. 

My son is autistic. It took me a long time to be able to put those four words together, to say them out loud to myself, to the world.

But when I finally was able to, it defined who I was. It defined my purpose in this world, my role, the person that I am, and the person that I want to be. 

This is a guest blog post from Cathy Linn, who shares her personal story about the heart-wrenching decision she had to make about her daughter's care.

This post is from Amy Gravino, a member of our Communications Committee here at Autism Speaks. Her blog is part of an ongoing series on our site called "In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum," which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism.

This post is by Liane Kupferberg Carter a mother of two adult sons, one of whom has autism and epilepsy. Liane is a journalist whose articles and essays have appeared in more than 40 publications. As a community activist, she has worked with both national and local organizations.

This post is from Amy Gravino, a member of our Communications Committee here at Autism Speaks. Her blog is part of an ongoing series on our site called "In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum," which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism.