Autism Awareness Month

 In Ocean Academy

By Kimmy Wada, Instructional Paraprofessional

April showers bring May flowers – and awareness about autism!   April is Autism Awareness Month.  To show their support, Room 1 has created a bulletin board featuring an Autism Tree, encouraging Ocean Academy staff and students to “grow their awareness.” Sixth grade student, Cody, went around the school to get everyone involved in making their own puzzle piece.


Throughout Social Skills this month, Ms. Alyssa will be introducing the topic of autism in Room one. Students will be learning a variety of facts about autism.  Additionally, students will be learning about famous individuals with autism and their contributions to history and popular culture.  Please take a moment to look at the bulletin board located outside of Room one! Be sure to “grow your awareness” by reading some facts about autism and famous people on the autism spectrum. These facts are located on different flower petals on the bulletin board. Students wore blue to show support for autism awareness! Donations were collected and donated to Autism NJ.


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  • Roberto Soriano

    This was an amazing project to do. Thank you room 1

  • Bethanie

    I’m glad you guys are bringing awareness to autism and the positive famous people who have it.

  • Cynthia Teller

    The concept and artwork is amazing.

  • Sarah

    This was such a great idea for the class to do to commemorate the Autism community. It’s important to understand and learn different disabilities so we can become more accepting and understanding as a community. My brother has autism and many people I know are on the spectrum and they are the greatest people I know! Always try and say Hi to someone and that might just make their day! 🙂

  • Nicholas Sweeney

    It is so awesome that I have people supporting people with autism. Autistic represents!

  • Ciara Lee

    What a wonderful idea ! Its great knowing people care about people with autism.

  • Mj Sambucini, Jr

    I too made a puzzle piece for this tree outside of room 1. Doing this project made me re-evaluate how I think of Autistic people. They aren’t very different from the way we are. They just think on a different spectrum then us. That doesn’t make them different, that makes these special individuals stand out bigger and brighter than many others!

  • Dylan Dagner

    As someone on the autistic spectrum it’s really nice to see awareness spread. I hope someday everyone will know what autism’s about rather then just making assumptions. Until then we’ll just have to keep telling the world what we’ve been through and how our autism changes the way we see things.

  • god

    This was an amazing project to do!

  • Rachel Strickland

    I remember when I was younger, I had gone to an autistic school for a field trip and met some of the kids who, other than the occasional situation, were just like me at the time. It was nice and we had fun despite the difference we had.

  • Brian Lauterbach

    I like the thought that was put into having the tree and puzzle pieces.

  • Elijah Spikes

    A fun project to do.

  • Matthew English

    Since booth of my sisters are handicapped, one having autism, autism awareness month is a very important thing in my house and we do what we can to support the cause and raise awareness so it is good to see other people do the same.

  • Idfred gonzalez

    It was cool I liked it!

  • Anthony Magro

    It’s sad that’s their’s autism, I feel very bad.

  • David Laudien

    I read about April autism. Ms Alyssa will be introducing the topic of autism in room one. We made puzzle pieces, I enjoyed making one.

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