Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: May 7, 2021
To close out Autism Awareness Month in April, students in the Amityville Union Free School District brought attention to the disorder that is estimated to affect 1 in 54 children nationwide.
Students and staff at Edmund W. Miles Middle School took part in the Light It Up Blue campaign, and were encouraged to wear blue to school on Thursdays and Fridays throughout April. The school also made a donation to Autism Speaks.
Math chairperson Monica Martin said that students learned about the importance of accepting others for their differences as well as how to be inclusive of students with autism.
Northeast Elementary School held its first autism awareness walk on April 29 and 30. Pre-K students walked four laps around the school garden. During class time, they modeled awareness by being helpful, showing kindness, being a friend and sharing. The students received certificates of completion to bring home to their families.
1: Student and staff at Edmund W. Miles Middle School wore blue on April 30 for Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month.
2: Northeast Elementary School held its first autism awareness walk with four laps around the garden on April 29 and 30.
3: Middle school math chairperson Monica Martin, left, and Assistant Principal Lurdez Berrios supported the cause.
Photos courtesy of the Amityville Union Free School District