A Florida couple read their own vows during an all-autism wedding Saturday in an effort to raise awareness of love among people with spectrum disorders. “Abraham and I have a mission in life to change the world’s view of autism,” Anita Lesko of Pensacola, Fla., told ABC News. “We wanted to make this public to show that people on the spectrum have the needs for love, relationships, and marriage. We also want to send the message to parents of children on the spectrum that they can have all of this. Love is part of a human experience and this doesn’t change with the neurological difference of autism.” Lesko said she met her now-husband, Abraham Nielsen, while spearheading an autism support group six years ago after her Asperger syndrome diagnosis. After their engagement Christmas Eve 2014, Lesko said, she and Abraham, who’s also on the spectrum, decided that they’d marry alongside an all-autism wedding party at the Love & Autism conference in San Diego, California.
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