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Reece Blankenship

I honestly believe that the key to a happy and fulfilled life is to have a family and community that does things together and to have a body that is healthy and fit.  
My greatest desire is to help other autistics and their supporters enjoy events and activities while also becoming closer and more physically fit.  When I was much younger, I worried that I may be limited because of my autism. Throughout my life, I have been blessed with caring family members and individuals who guided me and pushed me to succeed.  Because of them, I have had many opportunities for testing physical prowess, my most favorites include snow skiing in Breckenridge, CO and Park City, Utah, hiking to the top of Arches National Park and stand up paddle boarding at Lake Lanier.  People should know that until age 19, I was unable to fully communicate my thoughts and emotions.  It was only after learning to harness my body’s unruly ways at a communication workshop in November of 2014 that I was able to finally free my inner voice.  This breakthrough has been in a word, astounding.  I am the visionary and inspiration of ReClif, LLC as well as ReClif Community non-profit.  It is through the assistance of so many that we will be able to empower other autistics to be the best that they can be and to offer them the chance at a happy and fulfilled life.