Cel­e­brat­ing Autism Aware­ness Day at Holy Redeemer

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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