Last Updated on March 29, 2018 by cassnetwork
Saturday, March 31, Peak Community Services, along with volunteers from around the community, will decorate the downtown trees with puzzle shaped ornaments in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Autism Awareness month is recognized in April and this is the second year Peak has undertaken this activity to help in the cause.
According to the University of Georgia, “On a nationwide level, the Puzzle Piece symbol reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also, since every puzzle piece is different in some way, a puzzle piece accurately represents the diversity of the individuals affected.”
Peak is joined in this event by Autism Society of Indiana who will be providing flyers for downtown businesses to display. Also joining in the efforts are the Logansport High School Berry Buddies and the Self Advocates of Cass County.
Peak Community Services Director of Marketing, Greg Packard states, “It is our hope that the puzzle pieces being seen daily throughout April will be a reminder to learn more about Autism and how it affects people. Through understanding, we can help make our community a more welcoming place for those on the spectrum.”
For more information about Autism, please visit www.inautism.org .
SOURCE: News release from Peak Community Services