A light-skinned Black teenager in a green, striped, short-sleeved shirt is lying down on a bed, facing the camera and smiling. He has a TV remote in his hand and is pointing it at the camera.

I’m a Virgo: Black Autistic Youth Deserve Representation, Too

Being a Black autistic kid felt like there were thousands of eyes watching me.   There were the eyes of my allegedly well-meaning mother, afraid to let me out of her sight. There were the eyes of other people’s parents,
A dark-haired person stands at or near the top of a mountain range. Facing with their back to the camera, they're wearing a tan backpack as they hold up a very large map toward the sky to examine the map. They're surrounded by greenery and a cloudy sky.

A Newbie’s Guide to Traveling While Autistic

Like many late-diagnosed adults, finding out that I’m autistic was a relief. Suddenly, somehow, everything in my life made sense. Overnight, I had a name for that out-of-place feeling I’d had since I was a child. Finally, I belonged somewhere.
Manuel speaks to camera while seated on a park bench.

A Mix of ADHD and Autism in a Nutshell with Manwel

Everyone has their own ways of releasing their energy and expressing themselves. Manwel talks about why people should have compassion towards each other.
Risa sits in front of a laptop.

DO-IT 2020 – Risa

If someone is falling asleep in class, it might not be because they were up all night. They might have a disorder like narcolepsy. Risa shares how support and accommodations help her be on a schedule that works for her.
Alexis waves to camera from behind a Dungeons and Dragons folder.

DO-IT 2020 – Alexis

Roll for initiative! Dungeon Master Alexis shares how playing Dungeons and Dragons helped improve her social skills, and how it’s accessible to people of all abilities and disabilities.
Merritt smiles widely to camera.

DO-IT 2020 – Merritt

Awareness and acceptance of people with autism has increased in the last few years, and hopefully that will continue. Merrit is here to share what he wants you to know about his experience with autism.
Grant smiles as he types on his communication device.

DO-IT 2020 – Grant

Just because someone doesn’t talk, that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. It’s important to provide non-speaking students with accommodations and assistive technology so they can communicate with the world.