On Thursday April 27th, the second and third grade students at Tulsa Trail Elementary School raised more than $1,500 from family and friends for Autism New Jersey!
The students walked 2 miles, 8 laps around the High School track, to fulfill their end of the donation pledge. Mrs. Miller, a Special Education teacher at Tulsa Trail was the primary organizer of the walk-a-thon.
This was the 2nd annual walk-a-thon held to raise more for Autism New Jersey and the excitement was hard to contain. Throughout the month of April, students were raising their awareness through assemblies, stories and videos about what Autism is.
"The genuine interest of the students amazes me. They constantly ask me questions and want to know everything possible about what Autism is. With April being worldwide Autism Awareness month, I wanted to seize the opportunity to raise awareness in our building. The more the students know about Autism and what it is/what it looks like, the easier it is for them to accept it and learn from it. The students and their families did an amazing job not only raising money, but also raising their awareness."