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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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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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Autism Speaks Spectrum Spotlight: Tyler H
Meet Tyler H. | 19 years old
Autism makes me unique because I have an amazing memory of people’s names and details of past events that I’ve attended. People are often surprised at how well I remember names and dates of both past events and upcoming plans.
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