Students at Horning Middle School "go blue" for autism awareness

WAUKESHA (WITI) -- Kids at Horning Middle School in Waukesha added some blue to their hair in an attempt to raise awareness of autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the slogan is "Light it up blue."

The public charity "Good Friends" is encouraging kids in Waukesha to wear blue highlights in their hair for autism.

"Good Friends" teaches kids how to accept and show empathy to those with autism.

Middle schoolers at Horning Middle School got to pay $10 for a blue streak, feather or blue tinsel -- or $25 for all three.

"We have been at about 10 different schools this month locally here at the Waukesha district and across the board they have just been blowing us away with their support for the good friends organization and autism awareness. It's been awesome," Janet D'Amato with Salon Brillare said.

The money raised will allow "Good Friends" to continue its mission and conduct training for students and staff in Waukesha schools.

So far, the schools have raised about $1,200 combined.