One of my star students, High School Junior, Claire Camacho, has created the website Understanding Autism. She invites you to visit her website.
Fear and misunderstanding of autism are deep-rooted in my community, and really the entire world. Inaccurate scientific reports, negative media portrayals, and stigma around simply being different has created an incredibly hostile and misinformed world for people on the spectrum to navigate. Autistic people struggle to be diagnosed, receive services, make friends, get jobs, and a million other things as a direct result of the stigma, lack of awareness, and misinformation about ASD. That is why I decided to tackle the education side of autism. Creating a safe, pro-ASD website to help foster education of students about their peers with ASD is vital to break down stereotypes, create understanding and create allies for the ASD community.