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our original group is on wwe universe we are on a quest to have a hands acros america in support of generation rescue and autism research. Some of our group members have children or loved ones with Autism, some of them are adults with Autism and some have children or loved ones who are mildly mentally handicapped. Please join us in our quest today. Because Autism and other disorders do not care if you are rich or poor, they are all equal opportunity affecters

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    Statistics have shown that there are over a million Americans who fall into the Autism Disorders Spectrum. This statistic alone is mind boggling to me. At the same time it makes me wonder, if there are over a million Americans who are affected by this disorder, then how many family members, loved ones or friends does this disorder affect? I feel that this is also a statistic that also needs to be considered. So in order for us to have a general idea, I would like to enlist the help of some of my friends, if you have a child, loved one, or friend who is affected by this disorder please let me know. If you have a family member with Autism, please let me know how many people are in your family.

    The time has come for us not to look away when we encounter someone who may not be seen as the same as everyone else. Remember, we were all created equal, but we are all very different people.

    The time has come for us to have sympathy for those who may be deemed as different, stop the whispers, the staring, the indifference. We all need to remember that they are also a member of our great human race and as the old saying goes, God does not make junk.

    The time has come for us to realize, just because, we talk to someone and they do not respond does not mean that they cannot communicate or have feelings. I am sure many of you can remember a time in your life in which someone teased you or made you feel less of a person. A time when you broke down and cried because, you felt like no one understood you or for that matter even cared.

    I would like to challenge you now to imagine what it would be like if you could not speak or communicate well, if you had behaviors such as flapping your arms and hands, or continually hitting yourself in the head or biting your arms as way of communication. This is the way that people with Autism were viewed in the past, We need to realize and understand, that they also have hopes and dreams like everyone else. We need to help give them Wings to fly, and reach for their dreams just like we do everyone else. Stop the stereotyping, start understanding. Start inpsiring them and their family members. Their road is already long enough and hard enough at times. Why should we make it even harder? It is my biggest fear, that the before mentioned behaviors are how some people may view people on the Autism Spectrum today. But stop and think for a moment, if we have triggers that send us off and get us angry or make us sad, so do they, they are after all as I have said before Human.

    Another old saying is do not judge someone unless you have walked a mile in their shoes. Please remember, Autism and the Autism Spectrum Disorders do not discriminate, they are equal opportunity affecters, They can happen to any family, any race or social class.

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    please join us in our quest for a hands across america in support of generation rescue and Autism reseach

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    John Lennon wrote, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” This is the first thing that I say at my public speaking events, as this poignant lyric seems to sum up the situation we are all faced with as parents of autistic children.

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