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"If someone asks me if my son is autistic I answer “No, he’s not autistic—he’s Frederick.” And then I drop the mic and walk away."

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This is my autistic son. Crushing stereotypes, destroying fallacies, proving "experts" wrong and showing every single person on that stage and in that audience the real meaning behind, "different, not less."

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"To the people that stare at him because he hums, join in with his little singsong, because in his eyes he is singing the best song in the world."

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard, "He doesn't look autistic" or "oh my kid does that, it’s normal."

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A teacher recently asked blogger and autism mom Lisa Smith to share with her what she'd like to tell teachers about autism. Lisa came up with 12 things she would hand to her son's teachers in grade school if she could go back in time.

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In this post, mom of seven Lisa Smith addresses the girls she noticed in the mall who were laughing at her 13-year-old son with autism.

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"Friendships with those with special needs can change lives. I made the movie Friends of Mine to convince as many people as possible."

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A parent volunteer shares the effect her presentation on autism and acceptance had on a seventh grade audience of Kids Who Care.

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