Woodbury Students Raise Funds and Awareness at Autism Walk

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WOODBURY, N.J. -

Students in Gloucester County got to head outside on Friday to help raise awareness about autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month and on Friday, April 13th, students and staff at West End Memorial School in Woodbury made their way outside for an annual Autism Awareness Walk.

With help from members of the community the school was able to raise funds and awareness for the developmental disorder and teach their students an important lesson about acceptance.

"Basically we're just trying to raise awareness [by] talking about it, learning about it [and] kind of celebrating everybody's difference and what makes each person unique," said Stacey Augustine, a social worker.

"Whether it be autism or just everybody individually. In general, just kind of bringing a light to something that's very important not just in school, but in the community as well."

At the Autism Awareness Walk, students received event T-shirts, enjoyed live music, blew bubbles and even got some tasty ice pops for this nice spring day.

Together the participants walked around the block with signs to promote awareness.

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