Cornwell Avenue ‘Lights It Up Blue’ in West Hempstead


In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, students and staff at Cornwell Avenue Elementary School in the West Hempstead Union Free School District showcased their support with a “Light It Up Blue” event on April 20.

As part of the nationwide initiative, the school community dressed in blue, the campaign’s official color, to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder. Through a variety of activities, students enhanced their understanding of autism while fostering a collective appreciation for the differences that make those living with the disorder unique.

To further demonstrate their support, students decorated a puzzle piece that will be displayed outside of the cafeteria.