Autism Awareness Rock Project

Fair Lawn Public School District (May 26, 2022) – Ten schools, 10 rocks decorated to celebrate Autism Awareness Month are prominently displayed outside each school. Just before the pandemic turned the world upside down in March 2020, FLASE donated a medium sized boulder and paint to all school and asked them to “add their own school flair” into the rock project to represent Autism Acceptance. The project was on hold for two years until this spring.

“I am thrilled to share that we completed the project this year and will leave them on display at each school for years to come. Hopefully these rocks will remind our students and staff that we are all more alike than different. FLASE could not be happier with the way each school surpassed our expectations. It was incredible,” said FLASE President Mel Jerchower.

Thank you FLASE for the generous donations and thank you to all the artists for your wonderful and creative contributions.

Artists Per School:

  • FLHS - Miss Eileen & students from Bridges II
  • TJMS – Ms. Klinck with Student Council Representatives Tyler Lipke and Juliana Platoni
  • MMS - Margaret Geib’s Bridges I class during art class
  • Lyncrest – Art Teacher Jennie Gerull with the assistance of several students
  • Westmoreland- Mrs. Christy Dell’Aglio
  • Forrest – Art Teacher Ms. Amanda Cohen
  • Milnes – Art Teacher Ms. Frankie DiMitri 
  • Radburn – Ms. Stephanie Gomez, student teacher to Mrs. Kerbaugh, with the assistance of three kindergarten students
  • Warren Point - Jennie Gerull worked with students of FLEX I & II
  • Edison – Art Teacher Ms. Frankie DiMitri