Mackenzie is a young adult with autism. She is finishing her senior year at Pelham High School and plans to attend college next year. She is also an artist and is considering pursuing a career as a teacher. She and her mother, Deborah, talk with NHPR's Sheryl Rich Kern, addressing the following questions:
What prompted you to have Mackenzie evaluated? When did you receive a diagnosis? What was your reaction?
Mackenzie - Were you aware you were different?