Brandi Eagling, Program Director of the Sierra Academy of San Diego, recently wrote a opinion piece in the Times of San Diego entitled “Autism Isn’t a Defining Characteristic for Those on The Spectrum.”

In the piece, Brandi explains how people sometimes do not see all the ways our students can contribute. Autism Awareness Month is a time to shed light on their abilities, and how we can embrace and include them. Their inclusion is beneficial for everyone.

“Autism isn’t a label that defines my students. One thing that I would like everyone to know about kids with autism is that what defines them is their own personality and determination. Children and teenagers with autism deserve the very best education. I’m proud to go to work every day and help create a path to success, regardless of learning obstacles or other challenges.”

– Brandi Eagling, Program Director, Sierra Academy of San Diego.