I am fairly new to the Autism Community. Before working for CARD, the only experience I had with autism was J-Mac, my high school classmate who was diagnosed with autism and was our high schools’ basketball manager. Our senior year he stepped in and single handily scored 20 points in four minutes during our senior game. Other than that, I was clueless. Cut to July 2012, and all of a sudden I was the new Operations Manager for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. It took a while to wrap my head around what we really do and I didn’t really didn’t see the community aspect of autism until this past weekend. Our office contributed to the Autism Speaks: Rochester Walk for Autism.