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In a world where your ears never get a break from noise
I wish I could cry out for the noise to go far, far, far away

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I am simply known as Nana to my grandchildren. My five year old grandson, Maxwell Harrison, is on the autism spectrum. I wrote "I AM SPECIAL JUST LIKE YOU" for Max and describe how he might feel about some of the symptoms he experiences.

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"I’ve had conversations without using words, But understood everything that was heard, Trapped inside but free to explore,
The world around them and so much more..."

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"You had a good childhood, You'd say your ABC's frontwards and back, You'd color on the wall with crayons in your hand, Me and you used to play in the sand."

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"If you are reading this, please know that autism can’t define our loved ones and only we can define autism..."

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Liz, a 15-year-old with autism, shares her story about overcoming bullying through her poetry.

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Scott Lentine, an adult with autism, shares a heartfelt poem about his journey on the autism spectrum.

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A mother writes a poem to discuss the relationship she has with her son who's on the autism spectrum.

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