April is Autism Awareness Month


By Gwen Sanagustin and Olivia Minervini, Staff Writer

April is Autism Awareness month, and we have some big things coming up for the month!

Autism is a condition that makes it harder for people to communicate with others. The Autism Society had started this awareness month, founded by Bernard Rimland, about a quarter of a century ago to promote autism awareness.

Wayne Hills will be selling blue hair extensions to raise awareness. All of the proceeds will be donated to Spectrum for Living, a place that people who have autism can go when they are an adult and live/work. Bracelets, Ribbons, and buttons will be sold. The profits from the bracelets will go to Autism Speaks, an organization to research and conduct awareness. “I think that it’s so amazing, how much work and time goes into making this month special. And I can’t wait to see all of the hard work put up around the school,” said Sophomore Gabby Romanelli.

There will be blue puzzle pieces hung up around the school. The talent show on April 22nd will involve the mentors and the students performing.

The most eventful day, April 29th, is when Wayne Hills students and faculty are encouraged to wear a blue shirt in honor of Autism. There will also be yard games and much more. All of the money collected will go to United by Autism, an organization that provides families and educators with materials needed to help those with autism.