More than a dozen staff and students from three Y.A.L.E. School campus locations — Audubon, Mullica Township, and Voorhees — joined forces with tens of thousands of other autism advocates on May 18 for the ‘Walk Now for Autism Speaks.’ The nation’s largest grassroots autism walk raises millions for research.
Team Y.A.L.E., this year donning neon tee shirts, has been part of the event for more than a decade.
“It is a great way to raise money and awareness, but even more than that, it is a great way to network and meet others who share an interest in autism,” said Emily Hughes, a teacher at the Audubon campus and co-captain of the team. Together with co-captain Stephanie Morze, who has been organizing Y.A.L.E.’s participation in the event for years, Team Y.A.L.E.’s parents, students and teachers met other like-minded advocates.
“Our parents and students met other people, exchanged phone numbers and learned about local resources for support and services,” added Morze. “It was a great day!”