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Life on the Spectrum

Meet Ishaan H.
Ishaan H.
Ishaan’s life is one of courage and resilience, and every day he sets an example for us to follow! 
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Meet Jason
Jason | 17 years old
My advice is don’t be ashamed of who you are. Never let anyone tell you no when it comes to you excelling and don’t quit.
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Meet Boston
Boston | 11 years old
It might seem like Boston is ignoring us or could care less about the world around him, but I promise you he IS listening, he IS observing and when HE is ready, you will be welcomed lovingly into his arms and in those arms is the very best place.
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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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