Sparta schools raise Autism awareness

Schools have contributed more than $45,000 to program


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Alpine School’s second grade class with Principal, Vice Principal and teachers and organizers of the walk-a thon.





— April is Autism awareness month.

Sparta schools had various walks, events and dress down days to bring awareness throughout the month.

Autism awareness month is meant to educate about Autism and promote tolerance inside and outside of the classroom.

Autism is a neurological condition, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.

Autism affects one in 45 children in New Jersey, according to the Autism New Jersey website,

Last year, over $7,500 was donated to Autism New Jersey by the Sparta School system.

In 2013 and 2014, Sparta schools were top contributors to Autism New Jersey in the state. In the last eight years, they have contributed over $45,000.

According to the Autism New Jersey website, Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined.

Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Theatre to open school of arts
— The Newton Theatre is proud to announce its newest endeavor - The Newton Theatre School of the Arts, located at 219 Spring Street...
Read more »
Image

Do the right thing
There is no other organization more deserving of its good name than the Salvation Army. I was thinking of that while at their Dover office picking up the bells and red kettles...
Read more »

Christmas concert at United Methodist
SPARTA — Sparta United Methodist Church presents a special evening of music to begin the Christmas season. Selections from the Heavenly Metal Ringers handbell choir will be...
Read more »
Image

Hilltop receives gift from foundation
Hilltop Country Day School has received a generous donation from the Hudson Farm Foundation in Andover that underwrites the...
Read more »

VIDEOS



E-NEWSLETTER

Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Local News
Hilltop receives gift from foundation
  • Nov 16, 2017
Local News
Sparta honors its veterans
  • Nov 15, 2017
Local News
Christmas concert at United Methodist
  • Nov 17, 2017

MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Sparta, NJ