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Life on the Spectrum

Spectrum Spotlight - Meet the Mullen Family
Callan and Brennan M. | 3 years old
Although receiving the news that their boys were on the spectrum was difficult to fully accept at first, the couple quickly took action to get their boys access to the services and supports they needed.
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Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight - Meet Taniya
Taniya H. | 19 years old
It was hard for me because I was so closed in and just liked to be on my own and in my own world, but when I realized that I have autism and realized that this is who I am, things changed for me.
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Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight - Meet Mark T.
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I want to give back to those who have helped me along the way
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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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