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Andrew Does His Dance

Andrew Does His Dance
Andrew Brundidge

Park High School (PHS) senior Andrew Brundidge recently wrote and published a book about his experience being a brother to three siblings on the autism spectrum.

Andrew co-authored the book, Andrew Does His Dance, with his mother Sheletta. This is the fourth book from the Brundidge family. The three previous books explored stories about Andrew’s autistic brothers and sister overcoming stereotypes.

“I enjoyed working on the book,” Andrew said. “It is new and different having the spotlight on me instead of my siblings, but I am honored by the positive influence the book is having.”

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“Andrew has a rare gift of being able to connect with just about anyone,” said PHS business teacher, Alec McCoy. “He is an advocate for anyone in need.”

Andrew has long been an advocate for people with autism. When he was just 10 years old he encouraged lawmakers to pass funding for autism training for police officers.

“His father and I are so proud of the work he's doing to help raise awareness for kids on the spectrum, like his siblings,” said Andrew’s mother Sheletta Brundidge.

In his new book, Andrew is now telling his story. The book follows Andrew’s experience of feeling sometimes overlooked to being celebrated. The book also includes tips for supporting children who have autistic siblings.

“The story is a perspective rarely told when talking about children with disabilities,” said PHS Assistant Principal, Rena Jempa-Krohn.

“Andrew is a charismatic and caring young man who brings joy wherever he goes,” said PHS English teacher, Katie Block. “His book is a testament to the small things we can do in life that make a huge difference for others around us.”  

Andrew Brundidge in NYC

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“I want readers to know that people on the autism spectrum are just like anyone else,” Andrew said. “You don’t need to avoid them and they don’t want to be treated any differently.”

Andrew recently traveled to an elementary school in Harlem, NY to read his book to students in the autism program at PS 133. He also has been interviewed by Morning in America, News 4 New York and Audacy about his book debut.

Congratulations Andrew!



You’re Invited!

What: The Brundidge Family invites our SoWashCo Schools community to attend the “Andrew Does His Dance” book launch event at the Mall of America on Sunday, April 21. The event will include a book reading, silent disco and other sensory-friendly games and activities. 

When: 12 - 3 p.m., Sunday, April 21

Where: Mall of America Rotunda, 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

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