With April being Autism Awareness Month, students at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School participated in a day of activities to bring awareness to autism.
Third-grade students Anthony Vaughn and Jamie Church, both of whom have siblings with autism, gave presentations about this disorder to their classmates and over the loudspeaker.
The day proceeded with students in grades K-2 reading age-appropriate books about autism. Those in grades 3-5 learned facts about the disorder and were asked to decorate and write autism facts on paper puzzle pieces, which were then displayed at the main entrance of the school.
During lunch, students at both Gardiners Avenue and East Broadway Elementary Schools sold autism awareness bracelets and pins, raising $175. All proceeds were sent to the Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America (NSASA.org).