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In Our Own Words

I’ve learned that living on the autism spectrum requires me to have support. I can’t run my race without support. My wife is committed to helping me navigate social situations by helping me feel safe, feeding me cues and clues, and recognizing when I am beginning to feel overwhelmed and stepping in to give me some relief.

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"People would bully or tease me at a younger age because with being on the spectrum I would say or do things out of the ordinary, have wig out moments from loud noises, have a hard time understanding jokes/sarcasm (which I still struggle with to this day) and some of those things I did were considered “different” from everyone else."

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"I may be autistic, but I’m also a performer, theatre artist, professional playwright, writer, public speaker, advocate, and most importantly, a human being."

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"If you have autism you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I truly believe that there will be leaders who are autistic that will shatter glass ceilings and be successful."

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"As difficult as it might be at times, try to find it in your heart to forgive those who harshly judge you based upon any aspect of your autism spectrum disorder."

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"I like to tell autistic people, 'It is very important to cultivate your individual abilities, and believe that the world has a need for your strengths.'"

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"Everyday, I'm learning that there is nothing wrong with me saying to someone that I need to do things differently because I'm autistic."

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