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Best Buddies club raises money to support Autism Wings

Best Buddies club raises money to support Autism Wings

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School’s Best Buddies club partnered with Autism Wings to hold a Pre-Halloween Celebration that raised $250 to support the efforts of the local non-profit. 

Children were invited to attend for a chance to play games, make crafts, and tour the Autismobile, a recreational vehicle that has been renovated inside to provide living spaces and creative spaces where children with autism can learn life skills, decompress, or take part in activities.

Best Buddies is a club that helps students to develop one-to-one and group friendships between individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their peers. Students participate in both small and large group social events throughout the year.  

Proceeds from the event raised money for Autism Wings, an organization that provides support for local families of children with autism. Angel Walden, parent of four Plymouth Whitemarsh High School graduates, runs the organization that has a mission of bringing interactive learning right to homes of children with autism so that they can learn independently under the supervision of a trained staff member. Learn more by clicking here. 

Students pose in front of the Autismobile
Students dig into soft pretzels
A Best Buddies student offers raffle tickets
Students pose for a picture at one of the craft stations for the Pre Halloween celebration
A visitor brings her dog aboard the Autismobile
Best Buddies club leaders work with students on a craft activity
Students participate in a sack race
An adult and child pose for a photo in the Autismobile
students participate in the Pre-Halloween celebration