Hello! My name is Haley C and I am currently a senior at Oliver Ames High School in Massachusetts. I chose to begin the puzzle piece project for my sister. My sister was born with Autism and has met many struggles and triumphs. However, she has always been an inspiration for me. She inspired me in numerous ways that have shaped who I am and who I plan to be in the future. She inspired me to take on numerous leadership roles in my schools Best Buddies Program and to volunteer to help children with these "invisible disabilities." As a friendship coordinator in Best Buddies, it is my responsibility to spread awareness and create friendships between those with intellectual disabilities and our other members. It has absolutely been the highlight of my high school career. My sister has also inspired me to become a teacher in the future, where I plan to continue my mission of spreading awareness. This project will not only enlighten my community but allow me to research and learn new solutions that I hope to implement in my future classroom.