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Adults with autism

"The advice I leave for those with autism is this. Don't be afraid to express yourself still, you are still wonderful in every form. Find a strong core group of friends. Family will always be there for you."

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Kyle, a teenager on the autism spectrum who performs in a youth choir talked about his autism diagnosis and also sang a song dedicated to his mother at a program to celebrate kids with disabilities...

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Phil Martin, a young adult shares about the successes and challenges he's had trying to find love on the autism spectrum. "I hope my next blog post will explain how amazing it is to be autistic and married!"

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Marshall Gordeuk, a young adult on the autism spectrum who is also The Hunterdcon County Ambassador for this year's Light It Up Blue shares a Facebook Post on why he'll go blue on World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd.

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"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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