April is known nationwide as autism awareness month. Autism is a complex disability that affects a person’s social behavior and communication skills to varying degrees and is different for every person. One in every sixty-eight children is diagnosed with Autism. We at Washington school are taking part in the movement to promote awareness and embrace differences in those around us.
Each classroom will have a Social Emotional Learning lesson on autism. They will then decorate a puzzle piece as a class, which will be added to a tree, to represent their part in growing autism awareness. The puzzle piece represents the mystery and complexity of Autism. The different colors represent the diversity of the families and people living with Autism.
Please help your child take part in autism awareness this month by having them wear blue each Friday in April as we “Go Blue for Autism!”