Spectrum Super Stars November 2019

Spectrum Super Stars for November! Congratulations to Jordyn Gilbert and Stephanie Simmons, our amazing interns!
Jordyn and Stephanie have been amazing interns, putting in over 54 hours a week between the two of them, making a difference for Spectrum and individuals and families impacted by autism! We are so proud of the passion and commitment they have for Spectrum and grateful for their service.

Jordyn says:
“Volunteering with Spectrum has allowed me to serve and love families and children impacted by autism. Over the course of the last few months, I have gotten to serve these families and individuals in ways I never imagined. There has been nothing better than being able to foster community and spaces where children can be fully themselves and parents can feel seen and known. I have also enjoyed learning how to be better at meeting the needs of others; I can now better advocate for those around me. Overall, I am simply better because of Spectrum and all of the people I have encountered through my time volunteering with them”.

Stephanie says:
“I have enjoyed volunteering with Spectrum so much this past semester. I have been a nanny for a 13-year-old boy with autism for the past seven years, and because of him, I knew I wanted to work with people on the spectrum. Volunteering at Spectrum has been so rewarding. I have loved meeting so many new people, helping with events, and being able to bring joy to others. Being with Spectrum, I have been able to learn so much more about autism and see the work that goes into making a non-profit work so well. I have gained so much useful knowledge and experience that will help me in my career in the future. Thank you!”