On April 2nd, 2016 the Borough of Glen Rock is going blue to show awareness of Autism.
Christina Peck wanted to do this to help make people aware of Autism. Christina also had support from Dr Gina Restivo, Glen Rock School Psychologist , and Michael O’Hagan, Borough Councilman to make this Awareness event come to life.
Councilman O’Hagan was an asset to making this event happen by approaching the council and Mayor to support this event.
When asked, he stated that he supported this because he felt that it was very important issue for all to understand the scope of Autism, and break down the barriers and stigmatism of Autism. Christina and Her family are a wonderful asset to the Glen Rock Community.”
Tyler is an amazing 9 year old with autism who has an unique talent for art and trains.
His artwork has been made into notecards and made thousands last year with 100% going to autism speaks. He also was the first ever featured artist (let alone 8 year old) last year at met life for the autism speaks walk last May. Christina also mentioned that Tyler knows all the Nj and NY train lines and also takes a social skills class in Brooklyn weekly at the NYC transit museum.
As you walk around Glen Rock, you will see 80 Blue bows created and donated by Walter Perry of Perry’s Florist. Christina and her family have made even more for people to hang on their businesses and homes. Christina is asking the community to show their support by putting a blue light int he front of their home. You can purchase regular, spiral and flood bulbs. There is also blue bows available at Christinas house:
17 Windham Place, Glen Rock.
Carolyn Gulmy Monti, Owner of Studio 5, 555 Broad St, is doing blue Extensions the month of April. Tues. and Friday April 5 and 8th. From 4-8. Also Thurs. April 21 from 4-8. To show support, her son bleached his hair and she dyed him blue. To get the bleach and dye, you can make an appointment.
We had a great turn out last year, hoping for better this year!!! I put in 150 pieces last year.
To kick off the month, High School Honors students, Aaron Munighauf and Valerie Stewart helped put up the bows on the light posts on Wednesday afternoon.