ACES asks community to Light It Up Blue
Thursday, March 31st, 2016
A is for April, also for Autism. As the month of March concludes, April has a significant meaning to many, as the month is dedicated to spreading awareness about autism, understanding the condition, and honoring unique talents and skills of people with autism. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in short terms, is a developmental disability that leads individuals to have impaired communication and social interaction. This medical condition also leads individuals to have restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities.
World Autism Day will be observed on Saturday, April 2nd, and Ambergris Caye Elementary School’s (ACES) strongly encourages everyone’s participation to raise Autism Awareness by putting out blue lights in place of regular lighting for the whole month of April. ACES special education teacher Sarah Freudenberg is kindly asking for the community, local businesses, landmarks, and homes to support them in the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Autism Speaks is an autism research and education organization that inaugurated their first campaign “Light It Up Blue” in 2010.
In addition, ACES will be hosting their 2nd Annual Autism Awareness 5K on April 17th. The community and volunteers are invited to come out and support this commendable fundraising event. Not only will ACES spread awareness for autism, but this fundraiser will provide funds that will enhance the quality of education for special needs children at ACES. For questions regarding Autism events, please contact ACES at 226-2226 or email Sarah Freudenberg at [email protected]
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