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Autism Speaks is committed to making 2020 the "Year of Kindness" for people with autism, with a bold goal to achieve one million acts of kindness, big and small.

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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

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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The Keith Family
More than $48,000 was raised to help Autism Speaks continue to promote solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of people with autism and their families.
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Meet Kirsten and Hudson
Kristen and Hudson T.
At a time such as this, it is SO important to utilize any and all support you can get.
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Meet Leilani M.
Leilani M. | 15 years old
Too often people think that non-verbal people don’t have anything to say because they can’t speak, but that is so far from the truth.
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If you've met one person with autism, you've met one person with autism.

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