April is Autism Awareness Month and Mrs. Coopers second grade class at Walnut Grove Elementary School celebrated friends and classmates in a special way. On Tuesday, April 2 students dressed in blue in support of their friend and fellow classmate Carson Stone. Blue is the signature color of Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign. April 2, 2013 is the sixth annual United Nations World Autism Day.
WGES students wore blue headbands and blue beaded necklaces along with stickers that read, “I’m so proud to be… Carson’s friend and classmate”. The stickers also featured the widely recognized Autism ribbon in the middle.
Classmates cheered for Carson when he came in the room for morning announcements. Carson’s mother, Andi Stone said students and staff are supportive and loving with Carson and do whatever they can to include him in everything they do.