Today we had our Autism Awareness presentations given by LDTC Dr. Pat Black and one of our students. We talked about different developmental and physical disorders, like Asperger’s Syndrome and PDD and how they can affect students socially and academically. In recent years, Autism Speaks and other foundations have been founded to assist them. Mr. Kevin Taylor from TryCAN also came and spoke about volunteer opportunities with his organization and others. He discussed how teens can be mentors and important role models in the special needs community.