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Psychology Club supports Autism Awareness Month

posted Apr 24, 2018, 6:18 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Eddie Inchaurregui, Staff Writer

Posted April 24th, 2018

Have you ever wondered how different your life would be if you had a hard time relating to people? All the conversations you’d miss, the persistent social insecurity, the overwhelming frustration of not being able to be independent? This perspective relates directly with the disability known as Autism.

One in 68 children are affected by this neurological disorder that segregates children from a standard lifestyle. In hopes of informing many, Slinger High’s Psychology Club participated in the Autism Awareness Walk this month. In a recent interview with the advisor of the Psychology Club, Ms. Dorzok, she stated that, “Our psychology club wanted to support a cause and spread awareness, so we decided to do Autism as that is a topic in Psychology.” Intrigued by the subject, I questioned where all the proceeds directed to.  Ms. Dorzok said that “All of the money raised went to an Autism Support Group called On the Spectrum Autism Support Group.”

To summarize the walk, the weather had discouraged some participants, but most weren’t deterred. Slinger High School’s Tyler Wendelborn received 1st place in the 5K race and Emily Gillen finished 3rd.

What a great turnout. Thank You Psychology Club, for your efforts in helping those with Autism. If you’d like to support Slinger’s mission in spreading awareness, share the link with your companions.