A Mother Opened Up About Her Daughter’s Autism Diagnosis At 23

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One day Tracey Stewart and her daughter Jessica sat down with a psychologist, answering question after question. Soon after, the doctor had a diagnosis for Jessica – autism. At 23 years old, though, Jessica was first angered by the insinuation. But eventually, the surprising news changed her life for the better.

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An organization known as the Centers for Disease Control approximates that one in 59 children in America are affected by autism. Because the disorder is a spectrum, everyone with autism experiences something different. However, one might broadly recognize it by a person having difficulties with communication and through acting repetitively.

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