DO-IT Scholar Profile: Heidi

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I really like to write. It helps me connect with the world around me, and I find sometimes because I have a little bit of trouble socially, because of my disability, I find it's easier to break the ice. I started a disabilities club at my school because there wasn't one for other students, for students, and I wanted other students to be able to meet with each other in an environment that felt safe and accessible to everybody. I have Asperger's Syndrome, which is a form of autism and I've always wanted to work on my social and technical skills and I've gone to summer camps like this before when I was little, but I've never seen one for high schoolers. What I like best about DO-IT is it combines both fun and learning. You can learn inside the classroom, outside the classroom. You get to meet tons of people from around the state and possibly from around the world that you would never normally see in, like, your home town and stuff. It's great to be able to connect with everybody.