Sierra School at Eastern welcomed former student John Almeda and his mom Vanessa Bieker to school today to celebrate him running in the upcoming Boston Marathon. We wanted to send John John off to the Boston Marathon with our support. Our students from both sites made posters and participated in table activities. The table activities showed how students with autism can struggle with school tasks. We enjoyed pizza, cupcakes, and face painting.
The school also donated to John and Fly Brave, a non-profit organization started by John’s mom. Fly Brave’s mission is focused on creating employment programs for adults with autism when they age out of the school system.
We are very proud of John John and him allowing us to celebrate this milestone together.