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Students raise money and awareness for autism


BELL Co., Ky. (WYMT) - When the special needs teachers at the Bell Central School Center asked their principal to get involved with a fundraiser, he says he had a few questions.

“What do you mean you’re going to duct tape me to the wall?" said Principal Greg Wilson.

Teachers at the school say for 10 years they have raised money for autism awareness.

“I said, well don't throw anything at me or something like that. So, they gave me the details and I said we can do that,” said Wilson.

Wilson says they raised more than $700 and all of this money goes towards purchasing iPads for students with autism and disabilities.

“They love to be able to work on technology. They will love to be able to do some things that other kids can do, so this allows us to be able to do that,” said Wilson.

The special needs teachers say applications on the iPads allow students to complete reading, writing and speech activities.

“That's our thing. We want to be good to every child and treat them like they were my child and all our teachers do that,” said Wilson.

He says the students understand this fundraiser is helping their peers.

The school will be able to buy at least two new iPads for their special needs classroom.


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