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At age 6 he was diagnosed with autism. Hearing them tell me all the things my son wouldn't be able to do broke my heart

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18 "Why I Walk" stories wrote by members of our community who love somebody special on the autism spectrum.

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Emily Walzak, a young adult with aspergers discusses the challenges and successes of getting her first full time job.

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A mother of a son on the autism spectrum encourages parents to remember to try to take time out for themselves.

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Devin, a sophomore at Georgetown University who interned with Autism Speaks over the summer shares more about his experiences.

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Charlie Henbury, an 18-year-old with autism shares his story and how he's turned negatives into positives.

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Robin talks about her son 'overcoming' and how important the little things are.

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Read this guest post by Daniel Wendler, a young man with aspergers who now teaches social skills to others in our community.

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