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Sunny Jang

    Sunny Jang

    Sunny Jang was born in South Korea but moved to the US when she was a year old. She was raised in a very strict and traditional Korean home, where "saving face" and "honor" were just as important as "good manners" and "obeying the law." She holds a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a black belt in Fashion! Sunny met her husband in high school and they married for about 10 years after graduation. Their son, Zephaniah, was born about 14 months later and was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. Since his being diagnosed, Sunny has made it her life mission to ensure he is able to navigate through life and to not have his diagnosis define who he is or wants to be. Sunny is saddened by many in the Asian-American community not seeking the necessary support and therapy help because of feelings such as guilt and shame. She hopes their children can have the same opportunities for success, and it's the reason why she advocates for others, so that they, too, can find their voice and no longer suffer in silence.

    Why Can’t We Talk About Autism in the Asian-American Community?

    Why Can't We Talk About Autism in the Asian-American Community?

    Growing up in a fairly strict and conservative first-generation Korean home in the United States, we were taught we shouldn’t discuss any of our issues outside the home. We are a culture that feels we must suffer in silence, for it is disgraceful to be so open about our challenges in public. Unfortunately, this is the mindset of the […]

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