Cholee Lake Elementary School’s staff and students wore blue to honor World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States. Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are both terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized at different levels in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. There isn’t any medical detection or cure. Autism affects one in 68 children and one in 42 boys. This was the eighth annual awareness day, and Cholee Lake was proud to be a part of it. Shown above are teachers Marinella Portillo, Kristina Garcia, Jessica Frouge, Carole Emile, Ivonne Stewart, Michelle Carter and Dr. Madge Linton.