My name is Cassidy Harrison. I am an adult living with Autism. If you don’t know about autism, it is a Spectrum Disorder or Disability. What that means is that some people are affected by it more than others. For example some people with autism have no language and others can speak and understand people very well. Some people with Autism have different behaviors. For example, some people will rock back and forth or flap their hands. I am on the high end of the autism spectrum. My autism actually helps me with things like computer skills and website design because I can focus for a long time on these things if I’m in the right setting. The right setting for me is generally a quiet setting without a lot of noise or distractions. My hearing is more sensitive than others so loud noises really bother me.
I have a business called Spectrum Internet Design (www.spectruminternetdesign.com). I build websites for businesses as well as fun websites about my hobbies.
When I was growing up, I used to make lists of my favorite things, such as Broadway shows, school theater shows, and movies. My dad thought we should make the time I spent doing this into more productive time, that it would be fun to make websites about my favorite things. The first was a website about TV shows, and then when I was interested in other things we made websites about those things. Now I build websites for various businesses and also for fun.
Some of the websites for businesses that I’ve made so far are:
Some of the fun websites about my hobbies that I’ve made are: