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What a powerful story, sent in by Tonja Padgett.Thank you for sharing your story about strength and hardships! "Hi there, I'm pasting in something I wrote last year in February. I think it's important to shed light on the fact that sometimes what's best is also what's hardest and our decision to have our son in care is one that was very hard. But also when we were going through it there was nobody to talk to about it because it's something that's shrouded in shame. I think it's time to change that.Here is my post,In 2014 we made a very...

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    This weeks Faces For Autism post is close to our Founder James Baker, as it was sent in by his cousin. This story is basically what started Bikes For Autism!   "I'm sure you have heard all you can about our family as you are a big part of it! But in our house there are three faces of autism. Every time another diagnosis was revealed, it was a devastating set back. Our son Jude who is now turning ten was diagnosed at age three. After a years of trying to have assessments and referrals we finally got...

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    This weeks Faces For Autism was submitted by Tamara Foret. Thank you for sharing your struggles and triumphs with us! "This is the face of Autism.  This is Jaleal, he is now 13 years old. He has had a long hard road of struggling with Autism. We got to see the side that many do not talk about, the not so pretty side.  We struggled with my son's aggression since he was 4 years old. Also, being non verbal till about six made it even harder for him to communicate his needs, so in turn his frustration was...

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    This holiday weeks submission was sent in by friend and founder of Little Heroes Hockey Academy, Ben Champagne!   "My name is Ben Champagne, I was recently inspired by James Baker to share my story of autism and the kids who stole my heart.My story begins with my son max. Max, like every little brother wants to be like his older brother. In our family that means sports. Hockey, baseball or anything else the kids can get their hands on. My oldest son Brayden is particularly good at hockey, and plays it a lot. For max that means...

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This story rings close to home for Mercede as it was sent in by her close friend Emma Braun. Prepare for a powerful story! "I was 7 years old when my little brother Seth was diagnosed with Autism. We learned sign language, everything in our home was covered in pic symbols, there was a schedule for everything and we just lived life a little differently than others.The way Seth's beautiful mind operates has never been something I saw as a hindrance, but rather something I found unique and fascinating from a very young age. Seth is one of the greatest...

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