In 2009, I taught art at Everett Middle School and worked closely with one of the better educators I know, Caitlin Nichols. Ms. Nichols teaches students with Autism within San Francisco Unified School District. It was soon after working with her students that I gained a love and better understanding of their behaviors while also noticing the many flaws in our education system overall.
My goal was to capture the unique beauty of this special population and to advocate for their department.
We have a long way to go to give every child the education they deserve. But I can assure you that there are people out there dedicating their lives to reach this goal.