Autism Awareness Walk

Clifton Park ES Autism Walk
By: Todd Martin
Walking together in support of an often-misunderstood condition, Clifton Park Elementary School marked Tuesday, World Autism Day, with a walk around the school grounds and puzzle-piece posters.
In preparation, each student made their own puzzle piece and every grade level carried a sign with the pieces fit together, showing everyone is different and have a part to play, explained school counselor Linda Gardner.
Special education teacher Rosalyn Holmes said she most wants the public to know that people who have autism are like anyone else and want to be treated like anyone else.

“They are just kids,” she said, “and they want to be treated like anyone else.”
Students at Clifton Park watched age-appropriate videos to gain a better understanding of autism.