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"Being Autistic is like musical chairs, you always feel like you're the last person standing. It can get lonely."

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Even though I liked to socialize and had some friends, I started to feel isolated when kids began to form groups and I got left out.

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For those who love someone with autism to the moon and back, I hope you realize the impact you have on our community.

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"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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