Marcos Cervantes is changing how we see autism—one TikTok at a time

Sometimes things a lot of us take for granted can help someone with autism open up and express themselves. TikTok seems to be the outlet that helped open up more of the world for 31-year-old Marcos Cervantes.


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During the pandemic, Marcos was not able to socialize with his friends and staff at the Life Steps Foundation as he normally does. Although the group did meet via zoom, Marcos found another way to socialize with the world—and share how he makes five tacos:


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On this week’s episode of The Word, the second in our series on Autism Acceptance Month, we’ll learn more from Marcos about how he experiences the world as an adult who is autistic.

It’s not just awareness anymore, April is now Autism Acceptance Month

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Jackie Rae is a multimedia reporter for the Long Beach Post who joined in May 2021.