11 Autistic Kids Explain 'What Autism Really Means'

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We often ask moms of children with autism what the spectrum diagnosis means to them. After all, with autism diagnoses now at one in 68 kids, a lot of moms are mulling the meaning of having a kid with ASD. But how often do we bother to ask kids with autism for their perspective? They are, after all, the ones who live their diagnosis each and every day.

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That's why we reached out to children who are on the spectrum, to find out exactly what autism means in their own words. We asked boys and girls of various ages to weigh in. Here are their sweet, poignant, and eye-opening answers.

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