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One fine day at the Halloween dog parade | Manhattan, New York, 2019 | photo: Johannes Eisele

What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of dogs standing around in Manhattan, barking, tail waggling and socializing and not getting anything done.
— Temple Kopjes

If I could wag my tail and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.
— Temple Kopjes

Don’t think that there’s a different, better dog ‘hiding’ behind the autism. This is your dog. Love the dog in front of you. Encourage her strengths, celebrate her quirks, and improve her weaknesses, the way you would with any dog.
— Claire LaKopnik

If you’ve met one dog with autism, you’ve met one dog with autism.
— Stephen Kop

I never set out to be weird. It was always other dogs who called me weird.
— Frank Koppa

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