The American River Current

Living with Asperger’s

Shayana Mendes lives with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. She often speaks for the needs of fellow students with disabilities during ASB meetings. (Photo by Alisha Kirby)

Melissa Hurtado and Korbl Klimecki

October 14, 2013

“Nothing about us, without us,” is a motto that Shayana Mendes, an advocate for disabled students and American River College student with Asperger’s syndrome, strongly believes in. “People need to stop saying, ‘Oh, yeah, we know what you’re about,’ and not make any kind of decision for...

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Shayana Mendes