Wearing Blue In Support Of Autism Awareness On Friday (With Photos)

Written By: KPN - Apr• 08•13

On Friday, April 12th, the entire Kings Park School District will be wearing blue in support Autism Awareness.

Spearheaded by Kings Park resident, Kathleen Lanese, the district will not only be wearing blue, but will be seeing blue.

“The district, along with local businesses, will be lit with blue light bulbs for April, Autism Awareness month,” Lanese says.

According to Lanese, the Kings Park High School student council is selling special Autism Awareness t shirts in the lobby of the high school each afternoon.

Proceeds from the sale will go to Autism Speaks, the Spectrum Designs Foundation, and the Nassau-Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America.

“What makes these t shirts so special is that they are made by Spectrum Designs,” Lanese explains.

Spectrum Designs is a nonprofit business that creates custom made decorated t-shirts and apparel for organizations, businesses and special events and they employ teens and young adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

On April 1st, students from Kings Park High School visited Spectrum Designs and had the opportunity to make some of the shirts.

“Everyone had a great time,” Lanese says.

If you would like to purchase a t shirt, blue light bulb to light up your porch, or a bracelet, e mail Kathleen Lanese at klanese@aol.com or stop by the high school from 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM – today through Friday. The cost for a t shirt is $10 dollars, a light bulb is $5 dollars and bracelets & car magnets are $3.

Check out some pictures of Kings Park students at Spectrum Designs.

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