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DENVER (CBS4) – A Colorado business and non-profit organization are coming together to help make a big difference for people with autism.

Larry H. Miller Dealerships presented a check for $10,000 to Denver’s “Firefly Autism” on Wednesday.

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The money will help families with autistic students afford behavior therapy at Firefly.

“For so many years, people have looked at autism as a sentence, as a burden, and we’re focused on changing that perspective of what autism is and what it can be,” Jesse Ogas, Executive Director of Firefly Autism said.

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Firefly Autism Executive Director Jesse Ogas speaks to CBS4. (credit: CBS)

Firefly has been working with Coloradans affected by autism for the past 15 years.

Wednesday’s donation is part of the dealerships’ Five Weeks of Giving program.

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