I am a senior in high school and as many of you know, I am on the Autism Spectrum. This year, I am dedicating my senior project (A graduation requirement involving research, presentation, and a movement for change) to the experience of being on the spectrum, and how we can make the world a more loving place.
The main question of my project is what is normal, and how can we redefine normal? At the end of the year, I will be giving a presentation/speech in front of my school to help answer these questions.
So far I’ve written a research paper with the help of the physiologist who helped me get diagnosed, and we’re working together to make this project as amazing as it can be. I’ve also interviewed the amazing special education teachers at my school, asking them about their everyday tasks and what students/teachers can do for those who have disabilities or are different in any way.
The next step in my project is interviewing other people on the spectrum, which is where I need your help! While I will be able to chat with some of my peers, it would be VERY insightful to be able to chat with some of you! Being able to talk to people with a different experience, different stories, and an age range would be absolutely wonderful.
If you are interested in being asked a few questions about your experience being on the spectrum, don’t hesitate to contact me! You may shoot me a message or comment on this post, and I will be sure to message you!
Thank you all so much!