Press release for TAP by Madeline Bergman, North Penn School District

Schools throughout North Penn School District are joining autism advocates worldwide in celebrating World Autism Day on Wednesday. Staff members and students at each of our schools are planning to wear blue in support of World Autism Day and National Light it Up Blue Day.

At Bridle Path Elementary School, teachers displayed stickers in their classrooms in honor of the month. Teachers from the autism support classroom will conduct presentations in each class on Thursday, April 24 to share information and facts about autism with students. To add to the awareness campaign, many books and resources are displayed in the main lobby of the school for teachers and students to review.

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Pennfield Middle School is celebrating Autism Awareness Month and World Autism day by handing out autism awareness ribbons to students and staff and reading facts about autism over the loudspeaker. The hallways of the middle school are decorated with fact sheets about autism and puzzle piece decorations. Pennfield Middle School special education teacher Stephanie Neri is also sharing a worksheet activity and suggested YouTube videos regarding the disability to teachers.

The purpose of the month long program is to spread awareness about the disability.