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In 2014, Autism Speaks provided a grant to The Wiley Center to support their program that teaches young adults with autism the social skills needed to obtain and retain employment. The training was put to the test in the "real" world when 8 participants embarked on a job shadow opportunity at a major corporation in downtown Los Angeles.

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I am grateful for Justin’s incandescent smile when all is right in his world.

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My 14-year-old son, Tate, has autism. Tate loves movies. Tate’s favorite Holiday movie is “A Christmas Carol” based on the novel by Charles Dickens.

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Maybe they won't dine on turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. That's ok, that's not what Thanksgiving is about. It's a day of giving thanks. A day of being grateful for a year of blessings and milestones.

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"After a few tears and belly laughs, reflect on all that you are thankful for and you will see it’s much more than just Lime Jell-O salad..."

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"So, this Thanksgiving (and the other 364 days of the year), my son and I would be incredibly thankful if you took some time to try and understand him rather than judge him..."

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I have a hero. I met her at one of the scariest times of my life, a time when I was frantic and panicked.

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With funding from Autism Speaks, child care providers were invited to attend training sessions on supporting children on the spectrum. In addition, more than 300 early childhood educators and parents attended a conference to learn more about understanding autism.

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