April is National Autism Acceptance Month where we celebrate autism and neurodiversity by spreading awareness and promoting acceptance. The staff at Brooks Elementary are celebrating all those individuals in our Moon Area School District community by wearing “Neurodiversity is Beautiful” shirts throughout the month of April. They premiered the shirts on April 4th as World Autism Awareness Day fell on a Saturday this year.
Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one "right" way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are not viewed as deficits. ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, and Tourette's syndrome are all examples of neurodiverse conditions. They're diagnostic labels used to explain the diverse ways of thinking, learning, processing, and behaving.
We will continue to recognize and support all individuals in our community throughout the year and work hard to meet the needs of all learners that enter our school doors.