Autism Angels: The Peer Buddies
A few weeks ago, I shared a post about my son Barrett’s first track meet. In that post, I explained that Barrett wouldn’t be able to be on the team, if it weren’t for the village of people who support him. One of those villagers is a young man named Tommy Rhodes. Tommy’s been going to practice with Bear and running with him in the meets, even though he’s not on the track team. Tommy is an autism peer at Barrett’s Middle School. He’s one of many. Forty students volunteer in the Awesome Class, the school’s adopted name for Barrett’s class. Continue reading What Were You Doing When You Were in Middle School?