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Lynwood Hosts Autism Awareness Assembly

Lynwood Hosts Autism Awareness Assembly photo
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month this past April, Lynwood Avenue Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students gathered for a heartwarming assembly led by a pair of Lynwood alumni. 

Ryan Faivus and Sean Schneider, current seventh grade students at Sagamore Middle School, visited the school to share details of their friendship. Ryan is a student with autism who was befriended by Sean, who overlooked their differences and focused on their similarities, which built a long-lasting friendship. 

As Sean spoke to the Lynwood students, he reiterated the importance of not judging a book by its cover and that a lifelong friendship can start with something as simple as a hello.