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Life on the Spectrum

Meet Ashley D.
Ashley D. | 34 years old
Autism is like a puzzle & it’s a lifelong journey. People tend to want to build the frame first and then start on the picture, but with autism, it doesn’t work like that. Sometimes, you have to just start grabbing puzzles pieces & building the masterpiece
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Daniel B.
Your heart is so big, and you do so much good for other people. It’s amazing and it’s refreshing to hear.
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South W.
You have brought me so much joy. I can only imagine how much you do that for other people.
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Genesis R.
With my autism, it’s special to me what I have in my heart. Cooking.
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