Teenage girl, bullied because of her name, responds with heartfelt video

A teenage girl has been bullied for years simply because she happen to have the same first name as a well-known terrorist group. The coincidence led to constant harassment which got so bad that she transferred schools simply to get away from the absurd questions and taunts. In an effort to stop the bullying — and to offer help and… Read more →

Understanding Autism: Tips for Teens by a Teen

Understanding Autism Tips for Teens by a Teen By Alexandra Jackman Alex Jackman is a 15-year-old autism advocate and the writer and director of the documentary, A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism. A high school sophomore in Westfield, N.J., she is currently the peer mentor leader for monthly special needs teen nights and the founder… Read more →

A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism

Alexandra Jackman, a student at Westfield High School in New Jersey created an award winning documentary that has been shown in many schools throughout the country to promote acceptance of those with special needs and as an anti-bullying tool for elementary, middle and high school students. A Teen’s Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism has been recognized by the NJ… Read more →