Students share their feelings about autism

THORNHILL ELEMENTARY students walk past Thornhill Primary at their walk around the block to raise awareness about autism last Monday.

FOR AUTISM Month, Thornhill Elementary students made large banners with positive messages on them and took them around the block for others to see.

With slogans such as “It’s ok to be different,” “We can make a difference,” and “We CAN Help,” they unfurled the banners and took a walk past Thornhill Primary School where the students came out to cheer for them.

CAN on one banner stands for the Canucks Autism Network, started by the hockey team.

Principal Cory Killoran said the school has about eight or nine students with autism and the other students have been great with them.

For Autism Month, there is also a contest for students to create a design for a t-shirt.