I helped with their sports focused after-school program and I must admit, I was VERY nervous before my first visit. I had never interacted with children with autism on a larger scale like this, and I had not received any training to work with a child individually. I had done a lot of babysitting before then, and always interacted with the younger kids at summer camp, but this was definitely different. Fortunately, the amazing staff at Reed helped me bond with the kids immediately and I had so much fun every time. Working with these children was extremely eye-opening, and over the course of year, I took every chance I could to spend more time at Reed. I even remember "playing hookey" from high school to spend a full day at Reed!