Whittier Classroom Hosts a 'Purple Party' for Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

An early childhood special education classroom at Whittier Elementary School hosted a "Purple Party" on Monday, Oct. 28, for Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. One of the students has the rare neurological disorder, so teachers and students decided to show their support by devoting an entire day to learning about it. 

The morning consisted of several purple-themed activities, including art projects, gross motor activities, songs and books. The classroom also spent time as a group talking about how we are all the same and all different. 

Rett syndrome occurs one of every 10,000 female births worldwide, and is even rarer in boys.