April 2nd was the twelfth annual World Autism Awareness Day. This day recognises and appreciates people living with autism. Parkville High School students went to great lengths to make the day a special event for all their peers to engage with.
Activities included a wall of art done by students on the autism spectrum, biographies of these same students, and a selfie station for students to take pictures.
When speaking about her peers living with autism, Yr 11 student Dorsey Keith said “I want them to know that even though we have autism, we’re the same, just like you. We just have our own ways of thinking.”
Whilst Parkville is a large high school, there are 70 students attending the school that are on the autism spectrum. This was the sixth year Parkville High School held this special event. To fundraise towards the school’s autism program, students sold candles, T-shirts, bracelets and more.