Despite the chilly temperatures, some laredo kids were having a blast outside at Lake Casa Blanca state park jumping on a moon bounce, flying kites, and playing on swings. The students, like Joel and David from Christian Middle School, took part in the event to get a head start on celebrating April autism awareness month. Joel and David said, “We're just having fun getting to know each other and playing with our teachers and mostly hanging out.” The annual event serves as a day of fun for these students who live with autism and other disabilities. School officials tell us that one of the biggest misconceptions about students with these disabilities is that they're different from other kids, but they tell us they are just like any other student. Belen Villareal says, "The only disability they have is they can't hear. we use sign language to communicate, they are just like regular kiddos who just want to have fun. This special education teacher from JC Linedecker Elementary tells us what the biggest misunderstanding about students with the neurological disorder is. Nora Elliot, a special education teacher, says the biggest miscinception is “…that they're not able to learn, that they're not able to read or write or do anything independently, but that is a big misconception. these students are able to follow directions, do anything that other normal students at their age can do.” This day of fun wasn't all games. These students also learned important life-saving tips.