Celebrating Autism Awareness Day at Holy Redeemer
On March 31, Holy Redeemer in Spaniard’s Bay celebrated World Autism Awareness Day. It was a huge success.
Holy Redeemer indeed gave meaning to the slogan “Light It Up Blue.” Students were encouraged to wear something blue to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The response from students and staff was overwhelming.
To increase and develop knowledge of Austim Spectrum Disorder, stations were set up to further develop students’ understanding whereby they could participate in activities that stimulated their senses, causing overload.
These activities replicated the overload that ASD kids sometimes experience. Many classes throughout the school also created displays.
BLUE ice cream was sold for $1, which certainly attracted the majority of our student population. Students lined the corridor recess time for their long awaited bubble gum ice cream. Believe it or not, Holy Redeemer students got an early visit from the Easter bunny. Once again, students anxiously awaited to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny for $2. It was all for such a worthy cause.