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Across the spectrum and throughout the life span

We’re working to create a kinder, more inclusive world for people with autism, and we invite you to join us.

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Nikhil A. | 18 years old
A lot of the struggles I’ve faced all have to do with socialization and feeling accepted. Like most people, I want to feel socially accepted and liked. It’s difficult feeling like nobody understands me at certain times. 
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Meet Henry “Hank” O.
Henry “Hank” O. | 53 years old
My motto is never give up on your goals, even if you have autism or another disability and people tell you that you can’t do something.
Read Henry “Hank” O.'s Story
Meet Annie
Annie O. | 29 years old
Annie and her village of supporters overcame many challenges being part of this sudden increase of people diagnosed with autism.
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Meet Andy F.
Andy F. | 35 years old
For those in the autistic and disabilities community looking for the right career path, I recommend considering your hobbies and your strengths.
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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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