NewsNorthHumber fundraises for Autism Awareness Day

Nathaniel_SmithApril 3, 20194 min

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.

Poster announces the fundraiser for Autism Awareness Day at the Concourse hall located at Humber North campus. (Nathaniel Smith)

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.

Suzan Poznic (left) an Early Childhood Education Special Needs student, running the bake sale with Natasha Lemp for Autism Awareness Day at a stand located at the Humber North Concourse. (Nathaniel Smith)

“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 were passionate about and want to help,” said Sophia Kim, a student in the Early Childhood Education Special Needs program who has worked with autistic children in the past.

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.