Diana Díaz-Harrison, M.Ed. is the Lead Founder and Executive Director at Arizona Autism Charter Schools (AZACS). She was inspired to start the school by her son, Sammy, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. Like many parents, she struggled to find an appropriate school for her son and decided to do something about it. Prior to founding AZ Autism, she held several prominent positions in broadcast media and public relations including serving as the Phoenix market’s Univision 33's lead Spanish language news anchor and reporter focusing on education and medical news. AZ Autism was the winner of the 2022 $1 million Yass Prize. With it, they will expand across the country to serve more of the 1 in 40 students with Autism.