A Colorful Celebration of Autism

A Colorful Celebration of Autism photo

Strength building, coordination and navigating a series of challenging obstacles were some of the benefits of the PTSA-sponsored Autism Awareness Obstacle Color Course Challenge.

As a culmination to learning about autism and the strengths and differences of individuals on the spectrum, dozens of students and their families took part in the event that helped to create awareness and acceptance for autism.

Spearheaded by parent Karen Sproul, sunglasses and bandanas were supplied to participants to protect their faces while being doused with a rainbow of cornstarch-based powder, and raffle baskets were auctioned to help raise funds for the PTSA and autism awareness.

“This was a fun and engaging activity for families,” said Port Jefferson Middle School Principal Dr. Robert Neidig. “To promote inclusion and friendship while challenging themselves physically was a rewarding learning opportunity for our students.”