Friday, April 07, 2017

Madison City Schools Kick off April As Autism Awareness Month

Posted by John Peck in General

If you see a lot of blue in Madison schools  this month, it's not by coincidence.

Blue is the theme color for Autism Awareness. April is Autism Awareness month.

Madison Mayor Paul Finley joined Schools Superintendent Robby Parker and MCS Special Ed Director Dr. Maria Kilgore today at Columbia Elementary in issuing a proclamation joining Madison in the national Autism Awareness observance throughout April. Autism Spectrum disorders knows no "racial, social, or ethnic' barriers and affects young and old alike, the proclmation reads.
It is a developmental disability that affects people differently and how people communicate and relate to others as well as make sense of the world around them.

At Columbia today, there were art displays by students, a giant cake, a schoolwide "Autism Walk" around the school track, and a nice student'led program including brief testimonies by kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

There are numerous Autism Awarness activities throughout the month in schools and communities, including a 5K and inflatables Saturday, April 8, at the Jaycess Fairgrounds in Huntsville.

The Madison City Board of Education recognized several students at its board meeting last night who submitted art in recognition of Autism Awareness month.

students walk the school track in autism shirts

Student with autism speaking to audience

autism student in front of her artwork

Madison Mayor Paul Finley before school audience

Mayor Finley with Spec. Ed Dir. Maria Kilgore

School Supt. Robby Parker with autism art winner



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