I have been working for the May Institute as a teacher assistant since 2012. For the past two and a half years I have had the privilege of working closely with such a special population of students and staff. All of the students who I have had the chance to work with both past and present have influenced and inspired me in more ways than one. There is not a day that goes by that they don't put a smile on my face! Their outlook and perspective on life despite the many obstacles that they may face, is something I admire. Running in the Falmouth Road Race is one small way that I can show my appreciation and dedication to helping these students, their families and my co-workers. I hope that by raising money and running for the May Institute I can help shine a light on autism awareness!