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Oliver's Journey

"Oli struggled as a baby — feeding issues were apparent from just 2 weeks old. We spent the first 4 months of little Oli's life in and out of hospital, trying to get him feeding. By 6 months, Oli started to settle and gain weight again. However, Oli was now starting to struggle with his milestones..."

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Light Up The Blues Concert — 2014

In April, the Autism Speaks hosted their annual Light Up the Blues concert. The sold-out event drew in many celebrities, like Stephen Stills, Dax Shepard and David Koechner.

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This little cutie was nonverbal at the age of two, and subsequently diagnosed with autism. Now at age five, thanks to speech therapy, he is talking and reading! Watch as he reads his book and interacts with his parents. Way to go, Dominic! You’re a great reader!

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Lacy is a six-year-old girl with autism. Since she was a baby, her best friend and cuddle buddy has been a pit bull named Karma — and Karma adores Lucy. Karma has never had professional therapy training, but her acute understanding of Lucy’s needs has been a blessing to the entire family. Together, this sweet girl and […]

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