'Light it up Blue' for autism
Autism is in the spotlight during April events
BY PATRICIA KELLER
WEST MILFORD — Staff and students of Marshall Hill Elementary School in West Milford celebrated World Autism Awareness Day and held a “Light It Up Blue” event for autism awareness at the school last Friday, April 1.
According to Karyn Reinhold, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) kindergarten teacher at Marshall Hill School and organizer of the event, the students and teachers donated to Autism NJ and wore blue clothing and blue ribbons to raise awareness.
“Students also decorated butterflies to symbolize how unique we all are,” Reinhold said.
The students’ beautiful artwork was displayed on a bulletin board at the school’s entrance to spotlight their creative designs and celebrate the beginning of Autism Awareness Month.
“Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. Individuals everywhere wear blue in honor of our community.”
The “Light It Up Blue” campaign spreads awareness and understanding of autism, celebrates and honors the unique talents and skills of people with autism, and brings attention to the needs of all people with autism.
“Places such as the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, La Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, China Millennium Monument, The Eiffel Tower, The Great Sphinx and Great Pyramids of Giza, and many, many more ‘Light It Up Blue’ to show their support!” Reinhold added.
For more information about these events, or for tickets to the Applebee’s fundraiser, contact Karyn Reinhold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on autism, go to www.autismspeaks.org.
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