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My story of growing up with autism

Paul Morris is using self-advocacy efforts to spread autism awareness in a big way. Paul who was diagnosed with autism at an early age and is now 27 received the opportunity to share his story at Autism Speaks 2015 National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. During his talk Paul discussed feeling different as a child and how he now has had several jobs and lives independently. Paul was greeted with thunderous applause for him sharing his story. 

You can learn more about Paul's story on our site here.

This video blog is part of an initiative on our site called “In Our Own Words: Living on the Spectrum,” which highlights the experiences of individuals with autism from their perspectives. Have a story you want to share for the series? Email us at

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.