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Adults with autism

Paul Morris, a 27-year-old self advocate with autism talks about growing up with autism at Autism Speaks 2015 National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

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The biggest challenge these adults face is that they are perceived as not seeking emotions, love and are categorized as being insensitive. On the contrary, they are often rich with emotions, but just don’t know how to express them...

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"Regardless, I wasn’t going to miss the Autism Speaks benefit – wonderful people and I was honored to be a part of this important event.” ~ Brad Pitt

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"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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