Updated: Feb 14, 2020
There are many misconceptions about the Autism disorder. Christie Belle, a former HUGS’ intern and the founder of “Autism Rising,” returned to share her expertise on the subject with HUGS’ staff. She works closely with law enforcement and first responders, providing trainings on autism awareness in order to prevent maltreatment or injury to autistic individuals. She is a wonderful example of a dedicated young woman, passionate about a cause, making a difference in the lives of those who cannot speak for themselves.