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Adults with autism

"Throughout the last seven years, I have evolved and grown as a self-advocate, public speaker, and writer, and in that time, I’ve also seen Autism Speaks evolve and grow as an organization..."

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Some of the most well-known autism self-advocates we have in our community today...

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"Trying to scapegoat a tired stereotype to comfort the needs of a student shows why we need to always be acknowledging autism as a difference, not a deficiency..."

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Melissa who walks for Southern New Jersey's Walk Now for Autism Speaks shares how Autism Speaks has impacted the life of her 11-year-old on the autism spectrum.

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Ben Gorra, a 19-year-old artist shares with us how he started working for Autism Speaks and how he came up with the idea behind "Agents of Autism" a group of superheroes on the autism spectrum.

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Anthony Ianni, the first ever individual with autism to play Division I College Basketball says, "This year’s Coaches Powering Forward for Autism I think will be one to remember for a long time to come..."

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Happy Birthday, Willie. I love you and I’m proud of you. You’re the reason I’m here tonight. You have taught me to see through eyes of love. Thank you.

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Autism Speaks Intern Eric Kirschner, a 23 year old adult with Asperger's Syndrome delivered the Keynote Address at the 16th International Conference on Autism, Intellectual Disability & Developmental Disabilities, in Clearwater, Florida on January 22nd. 2015. Eric delivers a wonderful, highly inspirational speech to the autism

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