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Hi! My name is Smrithi Karthikeyan and I am a senior in high school. I started EP Blue Birds in my sophomore year of high school to help spread awareness around my school. In my free time, I like to play the piano, violin, and ski!
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Hi! My name is Lena Copper and I am a senior in high school. I helped start EP Blue Birds in my sophomore year of high school. During my free time, I like to sing, play the piano, and swim.
Founded in September 2017, the Eden Prairie Autism Awareness Club (EP Blue Birds) is dedicated to breaking the negative stereotypes surrounding students with ASD. Unfortunately, the word 'autistic' is commonly associated with the words 'retarded' and 'stupid' within our society. Due to this negative connotation, many people tend to use autism as an insult to hurt others without realizing the hurt it does to affected individuals.
EP Blue Birds strongly believes that spreading awareness by educating our peers is the key to tackle this societal problem. By organizing fundraisers, discussions, and speakers, we believe that student involvement in learning about autism is the first step towards a more accepting society.