Luz Ramirez is the mother of Santiago and Karol. Santiago is autistic. Both of Luz’s children are part of the Special Education program in the San José Unified District. For the last seven years, Luz has immersed herself in learning all about autism and has been dedicated to advocating for quality public education for austistic students. Luz continues to learn about special education for her children and for the generations to come. Being a community leader, Luz leads the parent group Yo Soy Tu Voz, who advocates for the rights of students in public schools with diagnoses and high needs. She believes a good education will be part of the foundation for her son, and others, to live a fruitful life. Luz is prepared for this fight, and knows this is just the beginning. Autism does not define Santiago, Santiago will define autism!