LIGHTING IT UP BLUE: Students walk to spread autism awareness

Right to left, Izabella Frost-Shady, Devin Hardin, Keri McGlynn, JC Frost and Lori Skrivseth celebrated Autism Awarness Month by wearing blue and walking outdoors with signs to alert passersby of their support and understanding of the neurological illness. Cardinal Elementary School staff collaborated on ways to bring autism to the forefront, including posting decorated puzzle pieces in a hallway display along with read-alouds and songs to explain the “why” of autism. The school also celebrated with a schoolwide “dress in blue” day for the walk and blue treats made by special education teacher Julie Neyens.