Nathaniel Smith, Arts Reporter
April 2 is Autism Awareness Day and Early Childhood Education Special Needs students at Humber North raised money today through a bake sale to help make lives of people on the spectrum better.
World Autism Awareness Day encourages people to learn about those who a part of the autism spectrum. Autism is a wide range of conditions that both challenges and strengthens those affected.
The stand in the Concourse was separated into sections where class members aimed to grab the attention of the students walking by the Concourse Hall
Food, crafts, and drawing activities played a key role in getting students involved and donating money raised at the bake sale to Autism Speaks Canada.
“Autism is something people don’t really understand, we need to talk about it more to spread the true impact it has worldwide,” said Suzan Poznic, a student in the Early Childhood Education Special Needs program.
“It’s really not about how much we raise we just want to inform people on an issue
The message shared to students was that autism isn’t a disorder that should be looked down upon, and how we as a community should change our views about people in the spectrum.
“Even after Autism Awareness Day we are still pushing people to do their own research and join the conversation of autism awareness,” said Natasha Lemp, a student in the Early Childhood Education Special Needs.