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Autism Awareness Month


April is the month for autism awareness. During this month autism is brought to attention in order to gain acceptance and education. Having a dedicated month lets businesses, foundations, and individuals showcase their alleyways that help spread recognition. 

Autism is a spectrum disorder, a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain that impacts the nervous system. Autism is usually found in children around the ages of 12 to 18 months, it’s not always guaranteed to find it at these ages, sometimes it is found earlier, sometimes later. The range and severity of symptoms can vary, many include; difficulty with communication, social interactions, compulsive interests, and behaviors that become repetitive. April is a good time for kids with ASD to gain self-acceptance, and confidence. 

Events at WHS acknowledging autism awareness month involve Inclusion Week, which incorporates a banner, kindness notes, and various assemblies that helps address many topics such as, mental health, inclusion, and what should be done at WHS to help children with ASD. WHS also brought in a school, Fresh Start, that talked about improving the community and gave their own perspectives on what it’s like to live with ASD. Recognizing ASD goes a long way not only for yourself but for many others. Showing support and kindness is beneficial towards everyone, so remember to stay aware and be kind! 

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Calla Solla
Calla Solla is a 14-year-old freshman at Watertown High School. This year is her first year writing for the WHS newsletter, she is very excited to see what these next few years in publishing will hold for her. Calla is a part of the Watertown High School volleyball team, she enjoys her teammates and has made plenty of new friends. She is currently very involved with her community, she takes on coaching for the Swift Middle School volleyball team. She loves helping kids improve at what they want to pursue. Calla takes her time in classes to do the best that she can, she loves to read and write and is very intrigued with science. Calla is very excited to see how her high school years are going to change her not only as a person but also as a student. Her goals she's hoping to pursue during her time in publishing are, to become a better writer, and learn how to work better with her peers.

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