Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance Photo
Students and staff at Syosset High School once again showed they care for fellow classmates and all others who live with autism, as the school honored national Autism Acceptance Month. Since the color red is symbolic of love, students and staff members decided to get on board with a campaign to “wear red instead.” In the past, blue was the official color of autism awareness, however the symbolic color has changed to take on a deeper meaning.

Special education teachers and students, Community Health classes and Student Government members as well as others, joined together to decorate the Syosset High School halls with puzzle pieces, important facts and other significant messaging about autism. On April 4, all those who lent their support showed their love and acceptance for those living with autism, by wearing a little love on their backs.

Special thanks to: Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services Mary-Lou Sapienza, Student Government adviser and special education teacher Dale Iovine, special education teacher Debi Hunter, Stacey Balducci and her Community Health students, special education teachers Susan Botta and Kristin Fuchs and their students and Samantha Feigelson of the Student Government office.