WORLD AUTISM DAY
— On Monday April 29, Holy Redeemer in Spaniard’s Bay celebrated World Autism Awareness Day. Holy Redeemer again gave meaning to the slogan “Light It Up Blue.” Students and staff 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 Autism Spectrum Disorder, stations were set up to further develop students’ understanding of ASD whereby they participated 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, as in the past, attracted the majority of our student population. Students lined the corridor recess time for their long awaited blue bubble gum ice cream.