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"It was an incredible experience and I will never forget how kind Vice President Biden was to me. His kindness is probably what impressed me the most."

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"I have been surrounded by support and encouraged to keep trying no matter how many times I failed. My developmental progress was not always obvious, but I found my own unique path."

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"When I was diagnosed with autism, I was told that I was intellectually impaired, would never be able to be included with neurotypical kids..."

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"In the very end, when I ended up receiving all of those acceptance letters, especially from the colleges I had my eye on, it was all worth it. I learned that the only thing that could hold me back, would be myself."

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"No matter what anyone in the world says, you will always shine. Be strong and brave and show true passion for yourself."

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"What started out as a fun hobby evolved into one of my greatest passions, and one that became extremely therapeutic. I stand firm in testifying that theatre has provided life-coping, life-altering, and life-benefiting skills for me."

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"I am so happy to have been able to share my story with Sheryl Crow so she could see that sometimes a beautiful song that people enjoy, can have a very profound effect on someone and they might not ever know it. Now she knows."

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I was bullied for most of my childhood; Now I'm a published author: "...never let your circumstances define who you are. You can be anything you want to!"

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