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Lincoln Park Public Schools have launched a podcast run by students with autism. The show shares inspiring stories about people living with autism.

LPPS Mixter Institute students produce the podcast, called “Mixing It Up With Mixter,” which spotlights the “strengths, interests and resilience of students living with autism in the Lincoln Park community,” according to a release. The show is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

“The big idea was to learn how to start a podcast from start to launch and continue with the content throughout the school year,” Mixter Principal Robyn Castle said. “This podcast demonstrates how each student and adult with autism has skills to offer their community. A podcast is an excellent platform for our students to make their voices heard and listen back to hear their own successes.”

Mixter Institute’s post-high school program is open to young adults ages 18-26 with autism who live in one of 17 districts in the Downriver-Dearborn communities. For more information on the program, go here.

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