Autism awareness t-shirt sale and poster contest underway


Hailee McConnell

The B-A school district is selling t-shirts for autism awareness month.

Kyra Markey, Staff Writer

The Bellwood-Antis School District is selling  autism awareness t-shirts in anticipation of Autism Awareness Month in April.

The sizes range from a Youth X-Small to an Adult XXXL. The shirts will be black instead of grey, like last year’s shirts.

“Last year the design was student-made, but this year it’s been designed by a graphic artist,” said Mrs. Molly Seese, a special education teacher at B-A.

Orders are due February 21, 2020. 

“The shirts should be expected to arrive within 2-3 weeks after February 21,” Mrs. Seese said.

Prices range from $8 to $12 depending on shirt size, and payment can be given to Jennel Miller in the elementary school, Shannon Elder in the middle school, or Mrs. Seese in the high school.

All money raised goes towards the Central Pennsylvania Autism Society. 

“We are selling them now so we can make sure everyone has their shirt to wear for Autism Awareness month (specifically Thursday, April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day). We encourage everyone that buys a shirt to wear it on this day to raise awareness about Autism and recognize those living with Autism,” said Mrs. Seese.


On another note, the Central Pa. Autism Community is holding a poster contest for any student who wants to submit a poster. The theme is “How to be a friend to someone who has Autism.” 

Your poster must have a student’s name, grade, and school on the back. The poster can be no larger than 11×14. 

Completed posters need to be turned into the school office by March 20.

The winning posters will be displayed at the Central Pa. Autism Community Walk on March 28 at the Blair County Convention Center.