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    Posted April 4, 2012 by
    mfluhart1990
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    Tampa, Florida
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    Life with autism: Share your story

    Autism With No Bounds!

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     mfluhart1990, 22, of Tampa, Florida, is passionate about sports writing. His friend Benjamin, who helped him make this video, says, 'He shows great potential in journalism.' mfluhart1990 says he can memorize large amounts of data and recall it quickly. He is also most proud of his statistical prediction of the FSU Football team's 2020 season, he says. 'I want the world to know that autism doesn't define stupidity,' he says. 'Autism is a conditon where we are normal people with different strengths and weaknesses.' His uncle is the founder of Autism Speaks.
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    Hi, my name is Michael Fluhart. I am 22 years old and I have Autism. What makes my Autism different is that I like to be creative. I like writing stories and inventing new things in life. I enjoy meeting new people every day, talking to them, and getting to know them. A lot of the time we become new friends on facebook. I try to make new friends ever day.
    When I am alone I like to rock my body back and forth. Often it is in a rocking chair or on a chair or bench. Every time I listen to music I like to rock, to me it helps me to feel happy and excited. I love most kinds of music. I also love to do handstands. I enjoy walking on my hands, and I can do a lot of handstand vertical pushups and do other cool tricks on my hands to entertain people. I am a very outgoing person with everyone at all ages. The last thing I would like to say is I am a great person and I love my life.
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