Autism Awareness, PTA, School-wide Events

Autism Awareness Family Fun Night last Friday was a huge success at P255Q!

It was a great night for everyone at P255Q!

Our students, families, staff, and friends  had a great time!

There was dancing upstairs in the big gym. Downstairs was arts and crafts, tattoos, and face painting. There was staff from all our sites!    The night ended with a magic show, cotton candy, cake, and ice cream- as well as all the great prizes donated by our amazing friends and PTA!

It was a great night to LIGHT IT UP BLUE!

Article Links, Autism Awareness, Online Resources

Article: Why Kids With Autism May Avoid Eye Contact

Here is an excerpt from an eye-opening article from the Live Science website:

Eye Contact article

Children with autism often have difficulty making eye contact, and now a new study suggests this may be due in part to how their brains process visual information, rather than being purely a social deficit.

In the study, children with autism showed activity over a larger area of the brain’s cortex when an image was placed in the periphery of their visual field, compared with when the image was placed in the center of their visual field. The opposite was true in children who did not have the disorder.

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.livescience.com/37167-autism-avoid-eye-contact-brain.html

Autism Awareness

Join the QSI OWLS/P255 Team at Autism Speaks Walkathon!

WalkNowAutismSpeaks

Attention, QSI and PS 255! We are collaborating to honor students with autism by participating in the Autism Speaks Walkathon. That’s right! We are walking for the people on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Anybody can come, family and friends! Spread the word! If you have any questions, speak to Ahra Sung, Mr. Penagos, or members of the Ivy Society.

Location: Citi Field

Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Date: May 5, 2013

Directions:

By Subway:

Via 7 train

Get off at Mets/Willets Point Station to get to Citi Field

Via E, F, G, R, or V train

Transfer to the 7 train at the 74th street Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue stop in Jackson Heights and get off at Mets/Willets Point Station

Via N or W train

Transfer to the 7 train at the Queensboro Plaza and get off at Mets/Willets Point Station

By bus:

From Queens: Citi Field is served by the Q48 bus. Many other bus lines connect with the train, including the Q18, Q23, Q29, Q32, Q39, Q45, Q47, Q53, Q58, Q60, Q67, Q72, Q104, B34, B61.

From Long Island: Connections to the train can be made at Flushing/Main Street via Long Island Bus lines N7, N20, N21.

By Car:

Please see the website for directions and to find more information on our meeting spot.

How to Register:

Go to the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Website.

http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1049125

You can also Google search “Walk Now For Autism Speaks”

After you clink on the link for REGISTER FOR THIS WALK

You must register individually for the event.

Please register under our team name: QSI OWLS/P255…This is important!  Be Part of OUR TEAM!