The ELIJA School, which is located in Levittown, will be hosting its second annual Autism Awareness Week beginning on Apr. 4. The school is a non-profit that offers quality education and services for individuals and families affected by autism. Coinciding with World Autism Awareness Day on Apr. 2, the ELIJA event hopes to increase the school's resources, unite the local autism community and raise awareness.
With last years event being very successful, the ELIJA School is hosting a five day event beginning on Apr. 4. They were able to bring together volunteers, donors and sponsors to help the cause. On Apr. 8, there will be a rap up barbecue at the school during an open house. Everything is open to the public.
The goals for the awareness week this year are as follows:
- Renovate school lobby
- Get new school sign
- Put a logo on the school's entranceway
- Re-do the garden
“I was thrilled and inspired by the efforts of the community, our parents and our teachers last year” said the school's director and co-founder Debora Harris in a recent press release from the school. “We really felt the community’s support and the children benefitted hugely from everyone’s generosity.”
For additional information on events, please visit ELIJA.org or facebook.