Students Share Their Piece of the Puzzle

Students Share Their Piece of the Puzzle photo
In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, Bowling Green Elementary School students collectively participated in the creation of two autism awareness walls at each of the schools’ entrances. 

Under the direction of school psychologist Robert Mueller and speech pathologist Kimberly Mayo, the students learned about autism and its effects on others. Each student decorated a puzzle piece – the designated international autism awareness symbol – and parent volunteers decorated the walls with hearts, which they filled in with more than 800 puzzle pieces.
 
Patrice Dobies, director of special education and pupil personnel services, cited the importance of recognizing Autism Awareness Month in school. “One out of 68 students [nationally] is diagnosed with autism each year,” she said. “Everyone knows someone or loves someone with autism.”