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  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta set up a photo shoot to show what daily life is like for five families. The Marcus Autism Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta created a photo series to raise awareness about autism spectrum disorders. The photos, the Center said, capture each child's greatest achievement after undergoing therapy. &quot;For kids with autism, every milestone matters and should be celebrated,&quot; they added.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Here, Quinn Harris, 3, poses with her dad, Quintin Harris.
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  • &quot;Before going to therapy, I had a difficult time dropping Quinn off at daycare. Most days, I would be late for work and stay with her because she was so upset. Now, she initiates the hug and kiss when I drop her off,&quot; Harris said.&nbsp;
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  • Isaac Chandler, 7, is photographed with his mother, Keely Wright.
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  • &quot;At this time last year, Isaac wouldn't ask for things. Instead, he would take my hand and lead me to what he wanted. I never knew what he was thinking or feeling because he couldn't express himself. Today, it's like he's never met a stranger,&quot; Wright said. &quot;He interacts with everyone he meets and loves to order food from his favorite restaurants.&quot;
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  • Ainsley Rheaume, 7, poses with her mom, Mary Mullikin.
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  • &quot;Last year, trips to the grocery store were hard for us. The lights, crowds and noises would be too overwhelming for Ansley. Since completion of the Feeding Disorders Program, she now loves shopping trips -- particularly the macaroni aisle,&quot; Mullikin said.
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  • Gavi Surden, 9, is photographed with his brother.
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  • &quot;Gavi has come a long way,&quot; said his mother, Lauren Surden. &quot;We couldn't function at home prior to treatment. He didn't acknowledge his younger brother and they never played together. Now, they are best buddies and have a really sweet relationship.&quot;
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  • Ethan Lindau, 4, poses with his mom, Haley Lindau.
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  • &quot;Ethan struggled with communication and understanding his family. After just seven months of therapy, he can now understand me. He is starting to ask for things he wants and his vocabulary and expressiveness grows day by day,&quot; she said.
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