“Our world is made up of many different kinds of people. Each one of us is special in our own way, but we are all very much alike. We all have friends and families, go to school, and have hobbies such as soccer, art, or music. Children with autism may look like other kids, but if you met them you would find they are different in some ways. It may be hard for them to play, to make friends or to learn new things. Some may have trouble talking or understanding what people say. Some may talk too much about a favorite topic. But, just like you, children with autism are very special in many ways. They have families who love them very much, they go to school, and they have special interests.”
Star Academy will be lighting it up blue to raise awareness and promote acceptance for children with autism during the month of April. At school, students will hear a message about kindness, acceptance, and love for all students- and that each of us is unique and special. Our Star Academy blog will feature an eight post series about autism by Jenifer Pearsall and Diana Patterson, two amazing Star Academy parents. Our hope is to promote kindness to all and also to provide educational information to families about autism.
We’ll start off Autism Awareness month by wearing blue on Wednesday April 2nd as we join the world in lighting it up blue!
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