Sharpsburg Elementary hosted their Autism Awareness Week by holding fun events for students to learn and accept everyone’s differences.
Ms. Hart’s kindergarten class participated in various activities to try to teach students the characteristics of autism and how to love and accept one another. Being educated about these differences from a young age is important to Sharpsburg Elementary since there are many individuals throughout Washington County with various disabilities.
“We felt like it was very important for us to get into the classrooms and talk to the students about what autism is and how each of us is different in our own ways,” said Sharpsburg Elementary Guidance Counselor Ed Beaver. “Having autism is just another one of those differences.”
According to the national autism society, there are over 3-million people living with autism, so educating the public about the disability’s characteristics and signs will help our society communicate better.
“They’re a part of our Sharpsburg community and they see their peers outside and inside of class, so they’re a part of the whole group,” said Special Education Case Manager Michele Wadel.