34 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES GAMEDAY MAGAZINE LET As the Eagles continue to turn autism awareness to action, Eagles Cheerleader
Shardae shares that same devotion in her everyday life.
The Rutgers University graduate is a high school special education teacher for
students with autism. She helps them learn in both school and social settings.
When she is not teaching, Shardae is an active member of the Eagles Autism
Foundation through her efforts with the Eagles Autism Challenge. Last year,
she participated in the 5K run and raised money for the cause. Shardae’s
ultimate goal is to educate others on exactly what someone with autism goes
through on a day-to-day basis.
“Being a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and working for an
organization that also shares the same passion as I do is very
meaningful,” Shardae says.
“Because the Philadelphia Eagles are so
committed to the autism community, a state-ofthe
art sensory room presented by Children’s
Hospital of Philadelphia opened this season
at Lincoln Financial Field to support the
needs of all fans. I have had the opportunity
to personally interact with children with
autism in this space who needed a break and
the experience was transformational. It has
allowed me to utilize my teaching skills while
wearing my wings.”
AS A HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION
TEACHER, SHARDAE LOVES SUPPORTING
THE EAGLES AUTISM CHALLENGE.
SHARDAE MAKES A NEW FRIEND IN
THE STATE-OF-THE-ART SENSORY
ROOM AT LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD.