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Going Blue for Autism Awareness

John B. Alfieri, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools

Friday, April 4, 2014 • 5:48pm

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, teachers and staff at Livingston Public Schools wore their blue jeans to the classroom, our own pocket of recognition to the global “Go Blue” celebrations that saw blue lights shine on buildings in cities from Delhi to Manhattan.
 
The celebration was one of many throughout the world to raise awareness of autism. New Jersey has the nation’s highest rate of autism among children, with 1 in 45 having the spectrum of disorders, according to new data released by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
For the opportunity to wear jeans, I sent out an email requesting a small donation of $2 per person that we will donate to Autism Speaks. It was an amazing outpouring of support for a worthy cause. Learn more about this organization by clicking HERE.

This is a column by John B. Alfieri, Ed.D.,Superintendent of Schools, Livignston, NJ, jalfieri@livingston.org, (973) 535-8000 ext. 8011

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