Teens Turn School Project Into Fantastic Way to Spread Autism Awareness


These teens are making a huge difference.

As part of a project focusing on potential future careers, Pewamo-Westphali High School in Westphalia, Michigan, offered sophomores Olivia Groves and Jacey Miller the opportunity to create a presentation based on anything they wanted, The Ionia Sentinel-Standard reported.

The students decided to make a documentary about autism, allowing them to do some community outreach and take a closer look at the lives of children on the spectrum. They want to offer these unique perspectives to their peers and help spread acceptance.

A lot of our classmates have asked us why we are putting so much work into this project,” Groves told The Ionia Sentinel-Standard, “but it’s really just because we wanted to go above and beyond to do something that really matters.”

The students, who both have cousins with special needs, are considering future careers involving autism, according to a YouTube video on their website.

“I basically just want to show you that they are just like you, and that’s the name of our project: ‘Just Like You,'” Miller says in the video. “They have the same abilities, they can play sports, they can read, they can write… Their mind just works a little different, but everyone is different and that’s OK.”

Watch some of the interviews they’ve conducted in the video below:

Visit their project website for more information on the upcoming documentary.

h/t Austim Speaks

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