Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: June 6, 2018
Alden Terrace School
Central Avenue, Valley Stream
Students and teachers from Alden Terrace School laced up their shoes for an important cause when the school hosted its annual Autism Walk.
During the one-mile walk around the school community, students held handcrafted signs that showed their support for those with autism. Applied Behavior Analysis teacher Will McCabe said the school holds the walk and a variety of fundraisers throughout the school year to raise awareness. The fundraising efforts benefit the Nassau/Suffolk chapter of the Autism Society of America. The organization uses the donations they receive to give directly back to the local community.
NSASA Executive Director Suzanne Reek said the Elmont Union Free School District is one of the most involved on Long Island, raising more than $25,000 for the organization since 2012.
“What’s amazing is aside from the money they raise, they spread awareness and acceptance,” Reek said.
- Alden Terrace School students name Jacqueline Williams and Melissa Cooper
(right) are pictured with (from left): Applied Behavior Analysis teacher Desiree Buffolino, Police officers Chris Varga and Kelvin Abrego and Principal Shawnée Warfield.
- Alden Terrace School student Noella Johnson is pictured with Applied Behavior Analysis teacher Monica Perrone prior to the walk.
- Alden Terrace School Applied Behavior Analysis teacher Will McCabe is pictured with student Jaiden Linton.
- Alden Terrace School kindergarten teacher Lauren Munoz is pictured with some of her students during the walk.
- Alden Terrace School first-grader Emily Valle showed off the sign she created for the school’s annual Autism Walk.
Photos courtesy of the Elmont School District