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"Taking care of this little girl (whoโ€™s not so little anymore) was where it all started for me. When I started watching her, I knew nothing about autism and our first few weeks together were rough. The eight year old I remember communicated with gestures or simple, one words. As you can imagine, this created a lot of frustration and with that came some pretty serious behaviors. Fast forward to 2017, where she is now 15 years old and texting! She can text me!!! She is able to read and write full sentences, help mom in the kitchen with baking and do simple math on her own. Seeing the monumental progress she has made over the years brought all the happy tears. Thank you for everything you taught me, Ginny. I will forever cherish our adventures together." ๐Ÿ’™ #autism #autismawareness - @madelinerosehorner
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"I have felt protective of him so fiercely it defies any other sibling relationship I've seen. Our bond is strong and unbreakable. I cannot for a moment imagine my life without him." -@seana_eve #autismsibling #family #love ๐Ÿ’™
"This is my son Korbin. He's 10 and not only did the doctors say he would never walk or have a normal life because he's autistic. Korbin (@korbinmathews697) has defied the odds and races motocross across the country!โ€ -@acmclimber #autismawareness #inspiration #motivationmonday ๐Ÿ’™
"What a huge difference our Santa experience was this year with Caring Santa. Thank you for making this possible!โค๏ธ" -@Jblanedavis #CaringSanta #SensoryFriendly #AutismAwareness
"Meet my son Kobe, he just turned 5. He was diagnosed with autism soon after her turned 3. He is non verbal but has a smile that will light up a room๐Ÿ˜Š -@keiko_kamora #autismawareness #mondaymotivation ๐Ÿ’™
"Jayson singing from our balcony... not bad for a child 'they' said would not talk....also having the best speech therapist around helps! #Nevergiveup #JaysonsJourney #Autism" -Gail Nobile Field ๐Ÿ’™
"Meet my son O.J. He will soon be 15. Mostly nonverbal growing up, this last couple of years his vocabulary has made amazing strides. He enjoys swimming, riding his 4 wheeler and of course his iPad. Earlier on this journey, at times I questioned why, like I'm sure  some have done. But as we have grown, I've realized I wouldn't want it any other way. My son is the most loving & kind human being I have ever known. I am so blessed to know such a person.Thank you Lord. God bless to all on this journey. - @mr.westchester #autismawareness #family #loveย ๐Ÿ’™
"Santiago has been working very hard on his ABCโ€™s ๐Ÿค— we could not be any more proud of him! When he was first diagnosed at almost two years old, Fredy and I would question how long we would wait for our little one to vocalize.. After a year and some months of Speech and OT followed by few months on intensive ABA we are seeing some awesome results. Heโ€™s now able to vocalize his needs with prompting, he can count to 10, he is amazing at imitation, & everyday he is learning new words ๐Ÿ˜ Heโ€™s such a loud little guy ๐Ÿ’™ we canโ€™t wait to hear him speak in clear sentences!" - @paolasamantha_ #autismawareness #autismtherapy #proudmom
"My son Jaden turns 16 on December 27th. We live in Palmer, Alaska. Jaden has taught us to enjoy the little things in life because they are what truly matter most. We are blessed to have a happy, easygoing son. Jaden inspires everyone he meets. He is amazingly coordinated! He can bounce a small ball in his hand and bounce on a trampoline at the same time! Jaden loves traveling, especially on airplanes. I canโ€™t imagine my life without him. We are very blessed." -Lena Kleven @lenasboys #autismawareness #love #family ๐Ÿ’™
"I remember wondering if my son Luke would ever be able to say 'momma' or 'I love you' I've waited almost 3 1/2 yrs. But, today my 1st boy, my baby bear, Luke can say 'momma' and 'I love you.' Its not often but when I get to hear it, nothing in that moment sounds sweeter because it is so rare it feels as though time stops. Those words I hold dear to my heart and I always will. I know my love and patience for him grows greater every day." - DevenRoxanne Dietrich @roxydtrk #autismawareness #patience #love #givingtuesday ๐Ÿ’™
๐Ÿ’™ โ€œThis is my little brother Reece. He was diagnosed with autism when he was around 2 years old. Heโ€™s 8 now and heโ€™s doing amazing! Couldnโ€™t be prouder of him!โ€ ~ @karly_bethb #family #love #photooftheday