WORLD AUTISM DAY

The Compass - - SOCIALS -

— 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.

— Sub­mit­ted text by Ron­ald Fa­gan

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