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Life on the Spectrum

Spectrum Spotlight: Meet Alivia and Sophia
Alivia, 13, and Sophia, 7
As parents we learned to celebrate the little achievements that others might overlook. We actively engage our daughters in programs and community events that are tailored for all abilities.
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Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight: Tyler H
Meet Tyler H. | 19 years old
Autism makes me unique because I have an amazing memory of people’s names and details of past events that I’ve attended. People are often surprised at how well I remember names and dates of both past events and upcoming plans.
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Spectrum Spotlights: Meet Helen P.
Helen P. | 26 years old
Because of my autism, my life has been very meaningful. It’s helped me be more creative as a writer, pet photographer and artist.
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Azeem K. Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlights
Azeem K. | 7 years old
He still struggles with expressing himself with words, but Azeem’s big personality will never cease to shine.
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