Helping Kids With Autism One Toy at a Time
Posted: July 8th, 2016 | Holz Foundation
Andrew Stewart's ultimate goal is to be able to help kids who struggle — like his brother.
The 16-year-old's younger sibling, 10-year-old Nate, has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Sometimes, life can be challenging, the rising Edgewood Jr./Sr. High 11th-grader explained. And it's inspired him to give back. So he's collecting gently used therapeutic toys and devices designed to help children who are on the autism spectrum.
"I don't like the term 'special,' necessarily," Andrew said. "Especially now, it's used in a very derogative manner most of the time. I want to make these kids feel special, but in a good way. There's never anything wrong with a superhero."
That's why his Eagle Scout project is named Operation Super.