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    Posted April 27, 2014 by
    gleary2012
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    Natick, Massachusetts
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    Communicating through autism

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    On Saturday April 26th at 2PM, I held my first public speaking event at Morse Institute Library where I was able to share my story about before and after my Asperger's diagnosis with about 20 people. I am indebted to the Boston Globe and Metrowest Daily News for announcing my event to help me find connections for this event.

     

    I remember being so nervous at first and holding onto the podium to ground me as I began sharing my story but the most interesting part of the event was the Q&A where people and families asking me questions about how I have developed coping skills for sensory and social situations.

     

    The fact that I was able to hear pieces of other's stories during the Q&A was what I found so absolutely amazing. I have never held any type of event and this was certainly encouraging.

     

    As an individual on the Autism Spectrum, I know we are all different from one another, but to hear some of their stories made an impact on my life that I feel is invaluable and unforgettable.

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