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In Our Own Words

"Until 4 I was completely nonverbal. Now, with the support of my family, my fiancé, and my friends, I am happy to say I will be graduating from college."

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"And for many of us with ASD, our potential is often beyond our wildest dreams."

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"Unless you have chosen to disclose your autism and/or the employer is an autism-friendly company, then you may want to pay particular attention to how you present yourself, such as your tone of voice (monotone, over-enthusiastic) and expressions that reflect a lack of interest."

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"I said my first words when I was 4 years old right after listening to a Fleetwood Mac song. I told my mom 'play again.' I later learned to play the guitar and piano..."

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"I consider myself to be very well adjusted, though it was not easy getting there."

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This teacher who herself is on the autism spectrum says that, "You have to believe in who you are and not let autism define you. Don’t let anyone or your self-doubts ever hold you back."

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Jeanine even came out about her autism diagnosis to her friends in college who say they admire her more because of her openness.

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"Now I realize that having autism has left me different from other kids, and that’s okay. Regardless of how “normal” I try to be, autism will always be a part of me. Not all of me, but still a part of me."

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