They have made game-winning field goals. They have competed in the Miss America Pageant. They are piano prodigies.
People with autism and other developmental disabilities have made great contributions to the world. But they are also just like us. They attend our schools and grow up in our neighborhoods. In 2016, every 20 minutes someone is diagnosed with autism. You probably know someone very special who may be diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Autism affects children in different ways—and no two cases are alike. But we can come together to make sure these children and adults have the same opportunities with the support they need.