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Jon P. | 32 years old
I want employers to recognize that people with autism aren’t unintelligent just because we are different, and I’d like to ask them to leave their judgements at the door.
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Nico L. | 2 years old
I have often heard Mexican parents say, “Nico is not autistic. He’s just a boy and boys talk later than girls.”
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I always wanted to help others and be a part of something much larger than myself.
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This is not a profession or a job for me. It is a commitment.
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