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Autism Speaks U

This guest post is written by Omar Kasim, the Vice President of Philanthropy for Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) at the University of Arkansas.  The fraternity is involved with Autism Speaks U, an initiative of Autism Speaks that  is designed to support college students, faculty and staff in their awareness, advocacy and fundraising efforts.

Michelle Todd is President of the University of Minnesota Autism Speaks U chapter and has a 17-year-old brother on the autism spectrum. Last spring, she participated in a webinar covering Autism Speaks’ mission, including Advocacy.  During the webinar, she discovered the Advocacy department was offering summer internships and that Shelley Hendrix, the director of Grassroots Development, lives in Baton Rouge, LA where she was headed. She applied immediately for the position.