What should the world know about autism?
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Life with autism: Share your story

CNN iReport is doing a special project on World Autism Awareness Day. We want to see how autism impacts your life and what makes people with autism unique.


If you or a family member has autism and want to participate, all you'll need is a video camera.


Here's what to do:


If you are not the person with autism, try to record your video with that person next to you or somewhere in the frame.


1. Introduce yourself and explain your connection to autism. (Examples: “My name is Jane Smith and I have Autism,” or “My name is John Smith and my two sons are on the Autism spectrum.”)


2. Pick one thing you want the world to know about autism.


3. Then tell us: Are there any positive aspects of autism?


Please keep your video to about 30 seconds.  Your responses may be featured on CNN.



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