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Sumrall students raise awareness of autism

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SUMRALL, MS (WDAM) -

In honor of April representing national Autism awareness month, students at Sumrall Elementary School wore blue to school Wednesday in honor of their fellow students who have autism.

Decked out in "Finding the Missing Piece" t-shirts, faculty and staff participated in a special program for to help the students better understand autism.

"Sometimes autistic children are picked on because others don't understand them. Today is about helping others comprehend what autism really is, " said Stephanie Ewert, a parent of an autistic child. 1 in 88 children are diagnosed each year with autism.

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