As UW’s graduation is right around the corner, we want to share a touching account of a truly unforgettable graduation ceremony.
Aly Bonville is a recent high school graduate from Alabama whose twin brother, Anders, was diagnosed with autism at two years old. In this article, she describes how she found ways to connect with Anders, as well as how she helped his classmates understand him. Her love and advocacy for her brother fueled her commitment to ensuring that she and Anders would walk across the stage together at high school graduation. After extensive planning, their short walk led to enthusiastic applause, resulting in an experience that she describes as the best 5 seconds of her life. You can read the full story from Autism Speaks here.
Congratulations to Aly and Anders, and the UW class of 2017!