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Aaliyah Alicia Thompson, a 21-year-old African American woman from Stockbridge, Ga., has made history as the first woman with autism in the country to open her very own beauty bar.


She recently opened Aaliyah’s Beauty Bar in Clayton County (just 15 miles from Atlanta) to provide hair and beauty care services.

When Aaliyah was five years old, she was diagnosed with autism. But she did not let it stop her from learning and achieving more. She was an outstanding student during high school and even graduated with honors.

Aaliyah hopes to serve as an inspiration to all people, particularly to families that deal with autism, that they can also achieve anything that they dream of.

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