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Life on the Spectrum

Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight - Meet Rhett Y.
Rhett Y. | 22 years old
I’m passionate about autism awareness because it really is so unique. We think different. We feel different. We love different.
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Spectrum Spotlight Meet Jack U.
Jack U. | 16 years old
He has so much energy and having this physical outlet is so important for him being a big, strong guy. He might not be able to express it with words, but you can see how much this means to him.
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Dr. David Beversdorf
We hope to bring about a new treatment approach that actually helps a core aspect of ASD, social interaction, and perhaps also impacts anxiety
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Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight - Ronaldo B.
Ronaldo B. | 32 years old
Painting is his life – it’s where he is the most comfortable – where he is perfect.
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