The Howard L. Goff Middle School Student Council is selling Autism Awareness shirts to be worn on April 22 and 23 in support of Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the shirts will be donated to the Autism Society which promotes lifelong opportunities for people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Each shirt costs $16.75 and color options include Jet Black, Charcoal, Medium Grey and Navy. The web store closes March 7 and shirts will be distributed in school the week of April 13.
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears in the first three years of life. Autism is a “spectrum disorder” meaning that it looks different in different people. In general though, people with autism typically have difficulties with communication, behavior, and social relationships. At Goff we want to join the movement by spreading awareness, promoting acceptance and igniting change. We will be educating everyone on important facts that will allow us to learn about autism and how we can support those with the diagnosis. Please join us in bringing awareness by purchasing a Goff Autism Awareness T-shirt and wearing it on April 22 and 23.
About the Autism Society
Since the 1970’s, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month (NAAM) to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.