PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Autism Awareness

Category: Integration

Suggested Grade Level: All

Materials: puzzle piece cutout, alphabet letters, construction paper, border, and sports equipment stickers.


April is National Autism Awareness Month. The puzzle piece logo was first used in 1963, and was popularized by Autism Speaks. They use it to symbolize the idea that autistic people are difficult to comprehend (like a puzzle) and that the "cure" for autism is the missing piece. I put the puzzle pieces in the shape of letters P.E. which is on the bulletin board outside of the gymnasium. I also found a few quotes that I thought were fitting to put on the board.

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To find a blank puzzle piece for the students to color, I looked on Google for a puzzle piece clipart and printed out and made copies of it.

Quotes on board: "Why fit in when you were born to standout?" by Dr. Seuss
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain." by Vivian Greene

Autism Awareness Image

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Submitted by Leslie Morris who teaches at William E. Cottle Elementary School in Eastchester, NY. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 5/10/2019 3:32:44 PM. Viewed 147 times since 5/10/2019.

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