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Parents invited to virtual Autism Services Meeting on March 31

The Office of Special Education Services invites parents of students with Autism to a virtual meeting March 31, 2022, from 9:30–11 a.m.

The meeting is being held to celebrate the start of Autism Acceptance Month and World Autism Awareness Day by exploring all about sensory integration and how it can assist students on the Autism spectrum.

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‘Light It Up Blue’ April 1 and 2 in honor of Autism Awareness Month

Light It Up Blue is the annual kick-off event for Autism Awareness Month, and members of the HISD community are encouraged to wear blue on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 (Autism Awareness Day), to help spread the word.

Members of Team HISD will observe the month in different ways across the district, including adding blue accents to the Special Education Field Office (SFO). Supporters can also participate by lighting up their homes, campuses, or offices with the color blue.

The Office of Special Education will also be hosting an autism parent meeting at that location (4040 W. Fuqua St., Room 204) from 9–11 a.m. on Friday, April 1.

Parents and campuses can find additional autism resources by clicking here or by following @HISDSPED on Twitter.

Autism Awareness Month begins; HISD Wears Blue to Mark ‘Light It Up Blue’ Day

April is Autism Awareness Month, and in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, communities across the globe are being asked to “Light It Up Blue” on April 2.

Staffers around HISD wore blue shirts, shoes and other items to signify “Light It Up Blue” day.

Only about 1,375 students have been identified with autism spectrum disorders in HISD (a figure that represents less than one percent of the district’s entire student population), but Autism Support Team Coordinator Lorraine Klim-Drew says that because more are being diagnosed every day, it’s still important to increase awareness on this subject.
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