As a result, we created an Autism Awareness club at my high school to help change the way students perceived the disease. Through our efforts, we have been able to expand my cause to schools around Southern California. Recently I have partnered up with a national autism organization, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), to transform my school-wide club to a nation-wide organization. Under the title of Autism Youth Ambassadors, my colleagues and I have made a difference in the autism community by providing services for the autism youth that help decrease the barriers that keep them from being isolated from social events intended for their non-autistic peers. Furthermore, we currently are planning and implementing strategies that help us interact with youth who have autism in our respective communities. Through our bimonthly meetings, we have been able to bring joy to many in the autism community and remind them to keep hope alive. In addition, we also plan community fundraising efforts and volunteer our time at TACA-sponsored events. Overall, I do something because I hope to inspire other students to join this cause and help children affected by autism become more integrated in their social environment and feel less isolated from others.