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Gavin's Story

"I stopped putting all my focus on what Gavin CAN'T do, and started to appreciate what he CAN do."

"At age 3, Gavin reads at the same level as his 6-year-old brother. We tell him how to spell a word once and he never forgets. He recites the alphabet backwards as effortlessly as he recites it forwards."

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Holly Robinson Peete Discusses Son

Holly Robinson Peete Talks About Her Son's Autism

Holly Robinson Peete is a singer, actress, well-known autism advocate, and founder of the non-profit. Here, she shares a story about her son, now 16, that speaks to his quick wit. Watch now!

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