Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: April 22, 2021
To mark Autism Awareness Month in April, students at Birch Lane Elementary School in the Massapequa School District celebrated all of the attributes that make them unique and special.
Assistant Principal Joyce Larkin said that there were lessons during library classes in which students learned to celebrate each other’s differences and to embrace their own unique qualities. As a visual reminder of this important lesson, all children contributed to rainbow chains, which were hung throughout the hallways. Each student added a link, writing one reason why he or she is unique.
1: Fourth graders at Birch Lane Elementary School contributed to a rainbow chain for Autism Awareness Month that celebrates each other’s differences.
2: Fifth graders Emily Fitzgerald and Ethan Horvath wrote about ways they are unique.
Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District