Blowing bubbles for autism

Posted at: 04/22/2013 10:22 PM
Updated at: 04/25/2013 8:21 PM

One local school tried to set a world record Monday by blowing bubbles. And it was all to help raise awareness for Autism.

Red Jacket Elementary School on Lehigh Avenue was one of many schools across the country taking part. Last year, more than 57,000 people across the nation participated. Organizers say they started the event at Red Jacket four years ago to help teach kids about Autism is and why kids with autism act a little bit differently.

Donna Schaertl said, "The kids don't understand why the child's behaving the way they're behaving and I think that's the biggest barrier, just to understand and communication and knowledge."

No word yet on whether they broke the Guinness Book of World Records for bubble blowing. The school has also been selling puzzle shaped cookies to help raise money for Autism. April is Autism Awareness Month.