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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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Autism Speaks influences policy at the state and federal government levels. To do this, we work with Congress, the White House, state legislators, agencies, and regulators.

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Meet Shayne M.
Shayne M. | 19 years old
I am now able to navigate my way through every challenge that life throws at me, and become a stronger, better person because of it.
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Meet Jason H.
Jason H. | 22 years old
[My disability] taught me that I might have to work a little harder to achieve my goals, but with a strong support system behind me and many forms of therapy and autism services, I can do anything that I put my mind to.  
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Meet Chanel K.
Chanel K. | 28 years old
It is difficult being an adult and having such a late diagnosis, but it has also given more confidence in myself. So even without knowing for most of my life, my autism managed lead me to this point and I am incredibly proud of that. 
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Donor Spotlight: Meet Dea L.
Dea L.
I saw how just one person took action. And I thought, I want to give back to an organization that can help other people. So it was a natural for me to choose Autism Speaks.
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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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