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Life on the Spectrum

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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Meet Greg and Julie Y.
Greg and Julie Y.
My hope is that my family and I can inspire other people to get involved and make a difference in whatever way they can. I believe in what we are doing and feel fortunate to be a part of it.
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Meet Lisa H.
Lisa H.
What inspired me to really step up my donations was the Autism Cares grant program. Anything I can do to reduce the burden on other families in similar situations, I will do.
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Meet Colleen S.
Colleen S.
With close ties to the autism community and passion for giving back, Colleen decided to get involved with Autism Speaks after seeing a friend’s social media post promoting a gala in her home state of Georgia.
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