Thursday, 2 April is World Autism Awareness Day – an internationally recognised day to raise awareness of, and to celebrate, people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that affects a person’s ability to communicate, to interact with others, and to understand and function in a range of everyday situations.
Even when outside professionals are involved in assisting a child with ASD, school personnel often remain the ‘front line’ in helping students with ASD achieve their potential. Every child with ASD is different and has their own unique way of seeing the world. In the Glennie Junior Years, we have a passionate team of teachers who go the extra mile to support each one of our girls with ASD on her journey to becoming All She Can Be®.
Autism-friendly events and activities usually take place in schools right throughout the month of April, to increase children’s understanding and acceptance of their peers who have an ASD diagnosis.
This year, as a sign of our ongoing support for our girls, the Junior Years staff, with the help of a few family members and pets, have created a “go blue for Autism” video.
Mrs Katie Goschnick
Early Years Learning Support Teacher