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Autism Speaks influences policy at the state and federal government levels. To do this, we work with Congress, the White House, state legislators, agencies, and regulators.

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Life on the Spectrum

Leah Paulette
Leah Paulette | 3 years old
Autism Speaks is like a family - a community where we can identify with others that can understand what we are going through.
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Spectrum Spotlight: Meet Beth M.
Beth M. | 59 years old
Everyone is different and autism is a hard thing, so I would tell them to keep trying until they find what works for them. 
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Tom A.
We all need support – not just the child on the spectrum. It’s obvious that Autism Speaks is an organization that is always working towards meaningful change in the autism community.
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Meet Erin C.
Erin C. | 31 years old
I just want people to remember that “if you've met one person on the autism spectrum, you've met ONE person on the autism spectrum.”
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If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.

- Dr. Stephen Shore

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