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'They showed me it's okay to have autism': How a program for young people with autism launched this young actor's career

16-year-old Coby Bird rehearses for The Miracle Project's production,
16-year-old Coby Bird rehearses for The Miracle Project's production, "185 Wilshire."
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The Miracle Project brings together teenagers and young adults with autism to create and perform a musical. This year’s show, "185 Wilshire," was about finding love. 

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One of the leads, 16-year-old Coby Bird, says the program changed his life and launched him on an acting career.