Celebrate Autism Awareness Month
In honor of April Autism Awareness month the Speical Education teams of the District lit it up blue! Click on the picture to see the posters each group designed.
The purpose of Autism Awareness month is to turn awareness into action. Curious about World Autism Awareness Day?
World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) began in 2007 when the United Nations took action to address autism as a global health crisis. Each year, more communities and individuals join in the WAAD activities for the purpose of increasing awareness and triggering early diagnosis and intervention. WAAD is also designed to highlight the unique talents and abilities of individuals with autism. Only three other health issues are recognized by the United Nations with a recognition day.
Autism Awareness month is kicked off by the Light It Up Blue event. Landmarks, hotels, concert halls, museums, bridges, hotels and retail locations all take part by lighting up blue. The Kuna School District has celebrated by wearing blue to show support for Autism Awareness!
To find out more visit http://liub.autismspeaks.org/welcome