Autism Awareness for Halloween

As many of our Gilbert Elementary families are aware, we are the magnet school for students with autism. Our program is continually growing, as we are now up to 69 students. This is Erica, our speech assistant who works with all of our students who have autism. Based on her experience, she has decided to help make a difference for these special kids. She purchased 70 blue pumpkin buckets. Blue Trick-or-Treating buckets are a sign the child has autism. This means they may not react the way other kids do on a day like today.

And Erica, thank you for loving our students with autism. You are making a difference every day. We are grateful to have you on staff.

Erica and buckets

Source: Yakima School District