Ada School is going blue this week in support of Autism Awareness.
Autism is a complex developmental disability, which primarily affects a
person’s ability with social interaction and communication. It is known
as a spectrum disorder, because it affects each individual in different
ways and to varying degrees. Ada’s speech therapist, Sherry Miller said
that this is the school’s first Autism Spirit week. According to Miller,
the students and staff are excited about taking time to celebrate,
understand and raise awareness for Autism. Elementary students created
puzzle piece artwork which teachers then fit together and hung on the
walls. Each individual piece is unique and different, a reflection of
the young artist who made it. Some have hearts and some are sports
themed, while a few were simply a mix of bright colors and shapes. While
no two pieces look alike, they all fit together to create a one of a
kind master piece. Just like the puzzle artwork, students with Autism
are just a piece of the big picture at Ada Schools. While they are
different, so is everyone else. “Our Autistic students fit in, they are
loved by their friends and we just wanted to participate in Autism
Awareness and remind everyone that different is awesome,” said Miller.
will dress up all week in support of Autism Awareness. Monday was
Marvel Monday, and students dressed as superheros to remind each other
that there is a superhero inside of everyone. On Tuesday, the theme was
tie-dye to symbolize that while each person is different, when they
spread love and kindness they can blend together. Dressed in work out
gear, students arrived on Wednesday ready to always work together.
Thursday’s theme, pajama day, is a favorite among students. Everyone
dressed in their best PJs to help make dreams come true. Finally on
Friday, students will dress in head to toe blue. Blue is the color that
stands for Autism Awareness, and the goal of staff and students is to
light up the school in every shade of blue possible.