My name is James McDonough. I am a graduate student at Wheelock College majoring in Educational Studies with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been interested in autism since I was in high school and had a best friend who was severely autistic. In addition, I myself have Asperger Syndrome. I worked in the summer of 2014 at Autism Speaks and that was what confirmed for me that I wanted to have a career in this field. Currently, I am seeking work as a paraprofessional for children with autism, which I hope will be able to get me in the door for a job as a teacher.