PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — April is Autism Consciousness month, and for the tenth yr in a row the Faculty District of Philadelphia held its annual Autism Expo on the Schooling Middle on North Broad Road.
Details about autism and faculty packages within the metropolis was shared, whereas additionally giving the varsity district an opportunity to rejoice collaborative efforts to accommodate autistic college students.
Talking on the occasion, Mayor Jim Kenney says by having open, trustworthy discussions concerning the limitations autistic college students face, efficient methods and plans might be put in place to ensure they succeed.
“By addressing a number of the challenges confronted by a few of our extra weak college students, and higher getting ready them to enter our Okay-12 system, the district shall be higher capable of allocate assets to offer for autistic college students. And we’ll proceed to struggle at each degree to get our college district the funding it desperately wants and rightfully deserves,” Kenney stated.
Awards have been additionally given out, and college students from the Hill Freedman Academy additionally introduced a music video created by particular wants college students through the expo.