THE Sunfield Home School in Verulam held its annual autism awareness parade last Saturday to commemorate Autism awareness month on April 21. A float procession through the Verulam CBD ensured that the combined voice of autistic children was heard, with organisations and hundreds of pupils from local schools uniting with Sunfield to light it up in a public show of support. The deputy mayor of eThekwini Municipality Fawzia Peer attended the event. The children of Sunfield Home surprised Peer with a handmade token of their appreciation. Autistic children showed the crowd their potential to lead a better, happier lifestyle with acceptance and a little understanding from people. They embraced their different abilities, taking to the stage to dance, talk about autism and present their gift to the deputy mayor themselves. The One Out community group from Verulam supported the school with a steady stream of food the entire day, also winning the prize for best Float at the event. Sunfield Home School wishes to thank its sponsors, Ethekwini Municipality, the community, supporting organisations (Cricket Strength and C.E.R.T) and local schools for standing with them to create awareness in April, the month of Autism. — Supplied by Laura Pillay.