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Struggle, Perseverance, And Achievement: A Life With Autism

This guest post is by Erican Santiago, a young man on the autism spectrum. Erican will be attending Michigan Tech University with a Major in Biomedical Engineering. He is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM [...]

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Dealing With Asperger’s: My Differences Have Made Me Very Special

This guest post is by Gavin Ritchey, a young man on the autism spectrum. Gavin is attending Michigan Culinary Institute at Baker College and is majoring in Culinary Arts. Gavin is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via [...]

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Autism: Breaking Bonds, Reaching Goals

This guest post is by Christopher Fegley, a man on the autism spectrum who is attending West Virginia University. He is now majoring in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Christopher is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM [...]

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My Parents Got Rid Of Me Because I Was ‘Different.’ I Didn’t Let That Define Me.

This guest post is by Brandon Beltran, a young teen on the autism spectrum. Brandon will be attending Florida Atlantic University. Brandon is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read [...]

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Having Autism Is Something That Makes Me Unique

This guest post is by Ashton Lighthall, a young woman on the autism spectrum. Ashton plans to attend Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan for one year. Then, she plans on serving an eighteen month mission for her church. After [...]

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Despite Losing My Speech At 18-Months-Old I’m Now About To Graduate From College

This guest post is by Joshua Mack, a young man on the autism spectrum. Jared is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference Autism Scholarship via the nonprofit KFM Making a Difference. You can read more about the organization and how to [...]

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A.U.T.I.S.M.: Amazing Unique Talented Intelligent Strong Memorable

This guest post is by Leora Robbins who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at 19 years old. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University (KSU).  Leora is applying for our Spring 2017 [...]

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They Said I Would Never Speak Again; Now I’m An Award-Winning Singer

This guest post is by Nick Ryland a young man on the autism spectrum. He is a multi-instrumentalist and award-winning singer who will be studying opera performance at the University of Texas. Nick is applying for our Spring 2017 Making a Difference [...]

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People Underestimated Me Because Of My Autism Diagnosis; Now I’m Going To College

This guest post is by Caleb Chiariello, a young man on the autism spectrum. In the fall, he will be attending Stevens Institute of Technology and will be majoring in Computer Science. Caleb enjoys reading books, playing video games (specifically Nintendo [...]

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Doctors Dismissed Me As A ‘Hopeless Case’ Because Of My Autism; The Doctors Were Wrong

This guest post is by Austin Gillum is a young man with high-functioning autism. He grew up as an Army brat moving around the United States and other parts of the world. He is finishing his junior year of college [...]

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