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    Posted March 28, 2012 by
    Rock Rapids, Iowa
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    Inspiring Autism Advocate


    Our 10 year old son with autism is doing a very fine job of advocating for people with autism and their families. Sam, our son, was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. He has come far!


    We educate and advocate every chance we get!! We give presentations at our school, write articles for many different media sources, and submit commentaries and letters to the editor. We have done interviews for television and newspaper spots and meet every high profile person and legislator we are able to.


    Most recently, Sam met with seven of the original nine GOP presidential candidates, asking them to respond to the current autism crisis. He also presented each of them with a shirt from a documentary, The United States of Autism, that we are fortunate enough to be a part of.


    We take videos and a lot of pics to helps us capture and remember each effort and response.


    We are still waiting to address the president. We do understand that he is a very busy man! But rest assured, if ever he comes to our area, we'll be there! :)


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