Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $4,225
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: April 27, 2016
54 Laurel Hill Road Northport
New York 11768, United States
As part of Northport High School’s inaugural Autism Awareness Week, which was held from April 4-8, clubs collaborated on a series of projects. In these clubs included studnet athletes.
This included various activities in the Commons, such as a photo booth, an Autism Awareness tree and t-shirt sales. The Commons was decorated with autism facts on blue paper as part of the Autism Awareness ‘Light It Up Blue Day’-initiative. From Monday to Friday, students and staff put their names on puzzle pieces that were added to the Autism Awareness tree. On April 7, a panel of speakers, including Michael Comisky, school psychologist; Autism advocates from the educational community, and students Jameson Bruno and Jack Leonard conducted a deeper discussion about Autism. The week culminated with everyone wearing blue on Friday and posing for a photo to show solidarity.
Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort in April to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Photo Caption: Students and teachers showed signs of solidarity during Northport High School’s inaugural Autism Awareness Week.
Photos courtesy of Northport-East Northport Schools