Student with Asperger Syndrome Shares Experience with H.S. Students as Part of STREET LAW
The University of Miami School of Law's STREET Law is a legal outreach program that trains current law students to teach law at schools in Miami-Dade County. Through STREET Law, Attorney Michelle DeVos has been able to share her life story of proving people wrong, rising above bullies and not being defined by Aspergers Syndrome. Ms. DeVos has given anti-bullying presentations at every participating school in the program and she notes that the work she's done with STREET Law is her biggest accomplishment yet.
"While my academic achievements may be impressive, my biggest accomplishment has come from all the work I’ve done in the STREET Law program, where, I found my voice and built up the courage to share my story with the students," said Ms. DeVos.
"My main message is to have them realize that they are not alone and that it is okay to open up; it initiates a healing process where they are able to realize that it not their fault for what they are or will be going through. It should not limit what they want to pursue in the future."