Ocean City Students Join Bubbles 4 Autism Day

first_imgSyniah McDonald, 9, an Ocean City Primary School third-grader, blows bubbles during Bubbles 4 Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2.More than a million Americans live with autism, and on Tuesday and Wednesday an even greater number of bubbles floated above the Earth.Students and groups across the globe blew bubbles to raise awareness as part of the annual Bubbles 4 Autism Day.Duke McCarron, 9, and Noah Herrington, 9, both third-graders at Ocean City Primary School, join the fun at Bubbles 4 Autism Day.Students at Ocean City High School, Ocean City Intermediate School and Ocean City Primary School participated in the district-wide event on Wednesday (April 2).“Bubbles are symbols of joy, hope and laughter,” the Ventnor-based organization Faces 4 Autism writes on its website. “They bring people together. When we Blow Bubbles for Autism together, we create a new awareness of families facing autism.”Officer Michael Gray of Ocean City’s Community Police Unit participates in the event at Ocean City Primary School.Ventnor’s Mosca family formed the support group Families for Autistic Children in 2002, and the Bubbles 4 Autism Day started at Ventnor Elementary School 11 years ago.The event includes various fundraising events to help children and families with autism to attend special trainings for autism and to educate teachers and families on autism. April is Autism Awareness Month.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more