THE 7TH-GRADE HONORS SCIENCE class at Durand Middle School spent the month of April, Autism Awareness Month, selling autism awareness bracelets to raise money for The Temple Grandin & Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund. The fund is administered by Families Together for People With Disabilities, a 501c3 organization. The mission of the fund is to help families who have a child with autism.

   Led by their teacher, Patti Hansen, the students raised $1,029 in April by spending time after school selling bracelets at track meets and volleyball games. They also held a contest to see who could sell the most bracelets, which was won by Maddie Bias, who sold approximately 30 bracelets.

   “We felt that it was really important to take action. At our age, we don’t always get a chance to help other people, so it felt good to be able to do something that helps other people in our community and beyond,” shared Maddie, who chose a prize basket of snack food after winning the class competition.

   Southside Market in Durand purchased the bracelets to get the class started and the students did the rest, selling bracelets to fellow students, teachers and other school staff, and community members. The class can be seen on Monday, May 13 in the rotunda of Durand Middle School.

(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

Autism awareness was last modified: May 28th, 2019 by Karen Elford