Matthew Shaw was 38 years old and had autism. He is from Portland, Maine. Matthew Shaw died on September 16, 2012, from the effects of a pulmonary embolism he suffered on August 24, 2012. He was the son of Wayne V. and Rosemary J. Crooker Shaw. His father Wayne preceded him in death.
"Matthew proved everyone wrong. My mother believed in him. My father believed in him, and Matthew believed in himself. He was so successful in everything he did. He was truly amazing (Vincent Shaw, Brother)
"He was admired for his strong work ethic. He overcame his autism with determination and a positive attitude. He never complained. He accomplished more than anyone thought possible (Matthew Shaw's Obituary)."
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Blogs: Autism Light Blog