Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $2,700
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: May 17, 2021
Abbey Lane Elementary School
Gardiners Avenue, Levittown
In honor of Autism Awareness Month, the Abbey Lane Elementary School community in the Levittown Public Schools proudly celebrated neurodiversity and together raised $2,700 to support the Nassau-Suffolk Autism Society of America through activities that promoted acceptance, awareness and inclusion.
At the start of the month, students and staff in the school’s ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) program conducted a mask and cap sale. This allowed students in the program to strengthen their social abilities and their money management skills. They also had an additional merchandise sale and a weekly breakfast cart sale to help them raise money.
During the week of April 12, the entire student body participated in Autism Acceptance Spirit Week. This included wearing rainbow/tie dye clothing to celebrate the beauty in the diverse spectrum of the human mind, and comfy clothing for Sensory Friendly Friday to bring awareness to the various sensory needs of individuals with autism.
Photo caption: Students and staff in Abbey Lane Elementary School’s ABA Program facilitated a merchandise sale to help raise money for the Nassau-Suffolk Autism Society of America.
Photo courtesy of the Levittown Public Schools