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Sofie's Story

"This is my daughter Sofie. She is 13 now."

"From when she was born till she was 5 years old, she never slept well, had major tantrums, never spoke properly, and hated clothes. I had never heard of the autism spectrum and no one said she may be autistic."

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This young man has severe autism and is nonverbal. When his mom introduces him to two baby chihuahua pups, his reaction is priceless! Watch the adorableness unfold in the video below! AUT_BLOG_C1_Responsive

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Julian is a young boy on the spectrum, and he had just one wish for his 8th birthday: to see Justin Timberlake in concert. So when Julian’s parents took him to the concert, he couldn’t help but shout out excitedly, “This is my present! This is my present!” The group in front of Julian and...

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Good news for the autism community: the Autism CARES Act has been signed into law! The bill will allocate 1.3 billion dollars over the next five years to autism research, early detection, and intervention, with an emphasis on transitioning to adulthood. It will also focus on life skills, employment, housing, and transportation. With 1 in...


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Prevention is key to keeping a child on the spectrum safe from wandering. The "Big Red Safety Box" contains home alarms for doors, shoe IDs for children to wear (both now better quality to be longer-lasting), visual aid stop signs for the child to understand not to open doors, silicone wristbands, as well as many written material and forms to share information about the wanderer with family, friends, and law enforcement. Donations through this Gift That Gives More™ provide one Big Red Safety Box to a family to help keep children who show this behavior safe. Thank you!
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