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Learning to be kind: Autism Awareness Month


April 14, 2021

This year at the FE Miley Elementary school, because of Autism awareness month, students will be learning why and how to be kind. They made a rainbow of seven colors representing all seven classes. They used each student's handprint, and the high school art department will paint the words "In a world where you can become anything, be kind" above the rainbow.

Every year 1 in 54 births is diagnosed with Autism. Often nationwide, students on the spectrum are bullied. But Cat Lopez, paraprofessional and a one-on-one assistant for students with Autism in Big Sandy, is quick to say not in B...

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