MECC Blows Bubbles for Autism Awareness

MECC Students, Staff Blow Bubbles for Autism Awareness
Posted on 04/30/2018
MECC Bubbles for Autism AwarenessTo support National Autism Awareness Month, Mason Early Childhood Center teachers and students joined together on April 20 to spread awareness and acceptance for those on the autism spectrum. The school hosted a Bubbles for Autism Day where students and staff waved bubble wands in the air and blew boatloads of bubbles!

Teachers brought their classes outside for bubble blowing - providing students time to meet new friends from other classes. 

"This was a wonderful opportunity for MECC students to have fun, playful interactions with classmates they may not have known. There are no barriers with bubbles. Speech and occupational therapists sometimes use bubbles in their treatment plans, and most kids love bubbles. Adults do too!" said Melissa Bly, MECC Principal, about the event that was spearheaded by SCSF intervention specialist Janine Schatz and paraprofessional Tara Lovitz who is also the proud mom of a child on the autism spectrum.

Each MECC teacher participating in the event chose two videos about autism to share with their class. Videos included a Sesame Street & Autism focus, as well as Marvelous Max - Autism Awareness for Kids.

"Mrs. Bly ordered bubble machines that were running to add consistent bubbles," shared Schatz. "The Bubbles Day was a wonderful day to celebrate all of our learners. We all love the joy of bubbles!" 
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