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Senior Supports Program for People with Autism

By Nayab Mehmood
Staff Writer | The Pacific Times

Seidy Vicente’s older brother has autism. Now, the senior is helping raise funds to support programs for people who have autism.

Fly Brave is a non-profit organization which hosts events and activities for people with autism and other developmental disabilities.  These events are intended to help participants develop useful skills.

“My cousin had seen a post on social media about Fly Brave and told my mom about it. From there my mom looked more into it,” Vicente said. “Fly Brave had recently started and they had a run club held at McKinley Park so we went that day and from there we were welcome into the Fly Brave family.”

Vicente’s brother participated in some of the events hosted by the organization.

“(Fly Brave) has given my brother many opportunities to socialize with others who have autism and embrace who he is,” Vicente said.

Fly Brave has a shirt shop which sells shirts and jewelry made by people with autism.

Vicente’s senior project is meant to help the organization sell these items. She has created an Instagram page which advertises the different products currently sold by the organization and more will be added in the future.

Members of the NP3 community can go to the Instagram page @flybraveshirtshop to check out different products, and then visit the organization’s website if they would like to buy anything.

For more information, contact Vicente at [email protected] or [email protected].

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