Tecumseh Learning Pad to host popular lemonade stand fundraiser

The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District’s special education classroom, The Tecumseh Learning Pad, is ready to host its popular annual lemonade stand next month. The fundraiser is held in April to coincide with National Autism Acceptance Month. The funds will be split between Central New York Autism Society of America and ARISE Adaptive Design.

The lemonade stand will be available the week of April 1 at the Transportation Department, J-D High School’s main office, J-D Middle School’s lounge, and in the staff rooms of Jamesville Elementary and Moses DeWitt Elementary. The main stand will take place at Tecumseh Elementary School on Friday, April 5.

In preparation of the fundraiser, Learning Pad students have helped prepare hundreds of lemonade bottles and created Autism acceptance pins. The lemonade stand activities also serve as an educational experience. The students utilize math and science skills to measure and mix the lemonade. It also gives them the opportunity to use social skills while interacting with customers.

The Learning Pad would like to thank Wegmans and Target for donating supplies for the fundraiser. The goal is to raise more than $5,000.

Learning Pad students will also take part in the Autism Acceptance Walk, slated for 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Jamesville Beach.

Please enjoy this video about the lemonade stand fundraiser produced by Learning Pad Special Education teacher Megan Ames.