Concorde Grand Prairie Honors Autism Awareness Month

Concorde's grand prairie students gather to raise autism awareness.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention autism affects over 2 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide.  To help raise awareness, April has been designated Autism Awareness Month.  Events are held nationwide to educate the public about early detection, daily challenges and available support.

To recognize Autism Awareness Month, Concorde Career College of Grand Prairie, TX participated in a campus wide “Light It Up Blue” Autism Balloon Rally on April 9th. During the rally, the campus asked that students, faculty & staff wear blue in recognition of Autism Awareness.

Students also participated in a blue balloon release during their morning, afternoon & evening class breaks. This event signified the awareness of the disorder that affects many worldwide.

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Lucy Vang | Medical Assistant Graduate

“Concorde was one of my best vehicles that helped me gain the confidence I needed to change my life. … It all started with a vision, a will and Concorde.”

Kontessa Brown | Dental Assisting Graduate

“I think it’s an amazing school. When I sat down for boards, I felt more than adequately prepared. If you put the work in, your success is almost guaranteed.”

Andrea Nolan | Dental Assistant graduate

“Knowing I could be working as a Dental Assistant in eight months was crazy to me! I loved going to class and would drive an hour there every day. I’m truly happy that I took the step to go to Concorde. It was the best thing I have done for my family.”

James Harkins | Nursing Graduate

“What I liked about Concorde was that there was nothing flashy. They were very up front, very simple, answered all my questions. They were more concerned with my education than tuition.”

Michelle Cardona | Dental Assistant graduate

“Literally a year-and-a-half ago, I was struggling to make ends meet and barely surviving. Now I have a career, make good money, and life gets better every day. I have recommended friends and family go to Concorde, because in as few as nine months, your life can completely change for the better.”