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<br /> AUTISMAdvocate<br /> FIRST EDITION 2009, Volume 54<br /> R1<br /> The<br /> ACulturetofism<br /> SHARING OUR BELIEFS AND PERSPECTIVES<br /> IN THIS ISSUE:<br /> Being a Parent on the Autism Spectrum<br /> Sibling Perspectives<br /> Learning Altruism Through Stories<br /> Autism and Employment<br /> And more…<br /> www.autism-society.org<br /> Autism Treatment Center of America<br /> Join Your Child<br /> on the Path to Recovery<br /> “The child development team told us Bridger would always<br /> be in his own world. Then we found The Son-Rise Program<br /> and came to Sheffield, MA for a week-long program de-<br /> signed for parents. Within six months, Bridger was using<br /> language. 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