April is National Autism Awareness Month, focusing a spotlight on a developmental disability that is now prevalent in 1 of every 68 births in the United States.
Here in Findlay, students and staff members at The Center for Autism & Dyslexia are scheduling an array of April activities to educate Hancock County residents about this complex disorder.
During the first week of April, people can stop by the Timberstone Drive school and pick up an autism ribbon and bracelet. Plus, they can sign puzzle pieces that will be displayed on the school’s front windows.
A balloon release takes place at 1 p.m. April 21 at the school, said Sara Howe, co-director. Then during the last week of April, students will enjoy a carnival.
School officials will also post educational Facebook autism-awareness messages throughout the month, and Howe said student radio interviews are being arranged with 106.3 The Fox.
The Center for Autism & Dyslexia is a charter school serving students from ages 3 to 21.
“They graduate with their diploma, and they can go on to secondary school,” said Denise Harbor, marketing and outreach director. “We have small classroom sizes, and we teach to the individual student. Each week, the teachers turn in a customized lesson plan for each student in their classroom.”
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia
7430 Timberstone Dr. | Ste. J | 567-525-4487