Valentina Toledano returned to California in June after spending the academic year abroad. The first-gen undergraduate double major (political science and language science with a minor in anthropology) was part of the UC Education Abroad Program, which enabled her to spend nine months in Spain at the Universidad de Complutense de Madrid. When Toledano was a toddler, her mother noticed she was experiencing sensory overload and strongly preferred to be alone. At about 3 or 4 years old, she was diagnosed with autism. Read about Toledano’s journey.
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