Oxygen Mask Episode 22: Sy & Maychee share perspectives on, hopes for autism acceptance in the Hmong-American community


Listen to part two of the conversation with Sy and Maychee. Drawing from experiences and challenges they shared in Episode 21, Sy and Maychee describe their hopes, celebrations, and perspectives as members of Minnesota’s Hmong-American community and the autism community.

Sy mentioned his involvement with the Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN) as well as the Supporting all Abilities Welcoming All Voices (SAWV) Facebook group. Part of his work with MAAN included a rich, personal conversation he had with Maychee and shared on YouTube. Check it out here.

Hear’s a brief feature on Maychee from Hmong American Experience.


This Oxygen Mask Episode was made possible by an Family Connections Innovation Grant from the MN Department of Human Services. Communities Engaging Autism is grateful for this financial support.

Author: Beth

Beth is a wife, mother, researcher and connector. She has two elementary-aged kids, one who is differently wired with autism. Beth has done graduate work and consulting related to youth development and community engagement. She loves advocating for authentic community engagement and contributions of kids and families impacted by autism. She lives in Hopkins, MN.

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