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Calls to Action

Awareness

"My classmates basically felt I was “not equal” to them, weird or an outsider, whatever that means. So I decided to teach them about autism. I was hoping they would understand something from MY perspective. Some classmates were now able to see me as a kid – just like them."

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"If we seem shy at first don’t take that as us not wanting to be included, we may just need more time than others to feel comfortable..."

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"It’s good for us as a society to learn to live together in unity – encouraging each other in our unique gifts and passions..."

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What have people said to you when they first found out that your child has autism?

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"Sometimes when a quirky guy and a quirky girl start a family ... you know ... they just have extra quirky kids?"

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“If you want things to change in your life, YOU have to change things in your life.”

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"For my part, I tossed our daughter out in the world during all her free hours, taking her everywhere from beaches to forests to malls to meadows to crowded streets. Whatever autism is, it can render the afflicted terrified of the world and everything in it, and I aimed to blast that out of Shan from the start."

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