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Adults with autism

"In life, I want the same things most people do, such as a career, friends and a family. These are very hard for me to achieve mainly because of my speech issue, but I am working to be the best person I can be and using my capabilities to the fullest and hopefully these things will happen."

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"Until 4 I was completely nonverbal. Now, with the support of my family, my fiancé, and my friends, I am happy to say I will be graduating from college."

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This teacher who herself is on the autism spectrum says that, "You have to believe in who you are and not let autism define you. Don’t let anyone or your self-doubts ever hold you back."

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"Now I realize that having autism has left me different from other kids, and that’s okay. Regardless of how “normal” I try to be, autism will always be a part of me. Not all of me, but still a part of me."

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"I may be autistic, but I’m also a performer, theatre artist, professional playwright, writer, public speaker, advocate, and most importantly, a human being."

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"If you have autism you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I truly believe that there will be leaders who are autistic that will shatter glass ceilings and be successful."

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"As difficult as it might be at times, try to find it in your heart to forgive those who harshly judge you based upon any aspect of your autism spectrum disorder."

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