On May 11, 2013, Lindsay earned her Associates degree in web design from Ivy Tech. Lindsay chose to major in web design because she loves to use the computer and internet. The summer before her senior year of high school, she realized that web design would be the perfect career for her.
Lindsay has been diagnosed with mild Autism. When asked what barriers she faced while working towards her degree, Lindsay stated that she struggled with concentration and getting things done, so she took only two classes per semester to reduce her workload. Lindsay said that Karen Fisher, her IPMG case manager, assisted Lindsay with setting goals for studying with her staff and exercising to maintain her health.
Lindsay is also quite the artist. She takes art lessons from a woman who is legally blind. Lindsay has had some of her drawings in an art display around the state, sponsored by IPMG. Lindsay mainly paints with acrylics, and wants to make prints of her paintings to sell. The titles of three of her most recent paintings featured in the Hands in Autism Art Expo are Hogwarts at Night, Dazzling Dahlia, and The TARDIS: Time and Relative Dimension in Space. Lindsay enjoys giving her paintings as gifts to family members as well.
Now that Lindsay has graduated, her goals are to get her driver’s license and then get a job. Her team is looking forward to applauding her future accomplishments!