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"I have overcome tremendous obstacles because I have worked hard to do so, not because I no longer have autism..."

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Our son’s still predominantly non-verbal, still falls on the severe end of the spectrum. He will never marry or drive a car. I will forever worry about what will happen to him after I die. But right now, we have this. An unbreakable connection forged in fire, one perhaps more profound because of his autism, his unique world view. We have that..."

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In this post, one college student reports on his observations of a swim school in Maryland that received scholarship funding through the Autism Speaks Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund.

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"We will be lighting up on Friday, April 1 this year to ring in World Autism Awareness Day..."

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"I lost 60 pounds, participated in basketball camps almost every day that summer while working on my gross motor skills at my OT’s office. Than when try-outs came again I made the team. 2 years later as a senior I was our team's varsity captain."

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This blog post is by Emily Travis, a senior at the Connelly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Maryland. Emily has an older brother on the autism spectrum.

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The diagnosis can be intimidating and parents are sometimes unsure of where to turn or what to do. I don’t have all the answers. But I do remember the panic, fears, denial, and the distress I felt when my own son was diagnosed. I know now so many things I did not know then.

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