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High School Senior Shares Life Story About Living with Autism

November 14, 2014

Sean Gilly, a High School Senior from Westport, Indiana, helped spread awareness for a topic he has a strong connection with. As a senior, his school requires students to choose a project that showcases their knowledge and skills and put on a community-related project. Sean has Aperger’s Syndrome, so he decided to put on an autism panel discussion for education majors at Franklin College.

Growing up it was difficult for Sean in social settings because of his Asperger’s, Sean mentioned. He told the Greensburg Daily News, “The problems I faced, if this can help even on other person not face that – it’s a success,” Sean said. His panel included a variety of speakers, each of them have extensive knowledge on a certain facet with autism.

You can read the entire story about Sean’s inspiring community project from the Greensburg Daily News here