Tag: Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling Series – Raji from Fairfax, VA

Digital Storytelling Series – Raji from Fairfax, VA Raji is looking into the camera. He is sitting on a red-backed chair and wearing a green shirt.

Raji Azar Jr. is a 34 year-old autistic man from Fairfax, Virginia. In adolescence, Raji was placed into a variety of exclusive and inclusive situations with his peers due to his disability. Yet, despite many of the stigmas that might have held him back, he has earned an associate degree in Applied Sciences, and certificates […]

Digital Storytelling Series – Karina from Fairfax, VA

Digital Storytelling Series – Karina from Fairfax, VA A person stands before a wall, wearing a yellow button up shirt.

Karina Freilich is a 29-year-old autistic woman from Fairfax, VA. She was born in Russia but spent much of her childhood and adolescence adjusting to the education and mental health care systems in the United States, where she earned hastily presumed diagnoses of bipolar depression. Today, Karina has a part-time job with a positive community […]

Digital Storytelling Series – Adam from Burke, VA

Digital Storytelling Series – Adam from Burke, VA Adam sits in his power chair in an office.

This story is about Adam, a 36-year old man living with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy from Burke, Virginia. Adam discusses his daily life living with a physical disability including the supports he needs, the assistive technology he uses, his transition into a group home, and obstacles he has faced in getting mental health treatment. These […]

Digital Storytelling Series – Micah from Louisville, KY

Digital Storytelling Series – Micah from Louisville, KY A woman sitting on a coach smiling at the camera

Micah Peace is a twenty-six year old autistic person from Louisville, KY. After receiving a false diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, they lived much of their childhood and adolescence confused about why pharmaceutical medications seemed to produce a negative effect on their behavior and habits. During their transition into college, Micah spoke with other professionals about the possibility of being autistic. As a result, their life trajectory has changed for the better. Micah now advocates for others with autism, as a founding member of the Kentucky Autism Spectrum Alliance.