Charity organises event to mark Autism Awareness Month in Dearborn
A charity has organised anawareness festival at a local school as part of the global efforts to increase awareness making the Autism Awareness Month in April. Campaigners, activist and others are marking the Autism Awareness Month in April across the world aiming to increase awareness about the condition.
In Dearborn, the Blue Hands United for Autism hosted an awareness festivalat McCollough-Unis School on Saturday. There were a host of activities including playing sensory and motor skill-building games, arts and crafts, bounce houses, face painting, a balloon artist and a photo station for tegh children.
The organisers had also arranged for cartoon characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Jojo the Circus Clown to be there at the event anta take pictures with the children. There was also a contest to win a TV or an iPod for a fee of $5.
The Blue Hands United for Autism was founded by Mariam Alaouie in association with her cousin, Mona Alaouie in 2014. The charity organised a lighting ceremony at the former Dearborn City Hall as its first ever event. The building glowed in a light blue, the official color for autism awareness and this event was repeated on 1 April and this is the second year that the two have organised the Autistic Awareness Festival.