What is Autism Awareness Month?

What is Autism Awareness Month?

Each year during the month of April, individuals and organizations across the globe celebrate Autism Awareness Month with events to educate local communities and raise public awareness about autism. Almost 50 years have passed since the Autism Society held the first National Autism Awareness month in April of 1970. Since then, autism has become the fastest growing diagnosis in the world, with the diagnosis rate of children with autism increasing from 1 in every 2000 children in the 1970's and 1980's to 1 in every 68 children today.



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Message From Principal

 "This is one of the glories of man, the inventiveness of the human mind and the human spirit: whenever life doesn't seem to give an answer, we create one."
                                                                - Lorraine Hansberry     
​As the Principal of PS 118-The Lorraine Hansberry Elementary School, it is an honor to serve this school Community.  This year is like none other but we are committed to continuing the beliefs of high expectations and perseverance.  We will make strides in whatever learning formats that are presented to us.  Collective collaboration, planning and communication will guide this work.  It is imperative that we build and maintain strong school- family relationships.   I look forward to continuing these relationships and working with everyone to provide a private school educational experience in a public school setting. 

Our greatest initiative will be to continue to work together to do what is best for OUR children and inspire and challenge them with engaging experiences. Although we have entered a new phase of teaching and learning, I am confident, that together, we can make PS 118Q an even better place for our students to learn and grow.

-Ms. S.

School Information

Principal: Michelle Soussoudis                                                   
Assistant Principal: Afiya Gamble 

School Hours: 8:10-3:00 pm 

Address: 190-20 109th Road                                                                             
​                   St. Albans, NY 11412                                                                          

Phone: 718-465-5538

Fax: 718-264-9178

Email: PS118LHS@PS118Q.ORG

Twitter: @29Q118                             

Instagram: instagram.com/ps118q_lorraine                                                                          

Student Enrollment: 400
Grades Served: 3K, PK, K ,01, 02, 03, 04, 05, SE

Parent Coordinator: Sedric Breland
PTA President: TBD

Police Precinct: 113
Geographic District: 29 Community School Office

Superintendent: Crystal Bonds
191-02 90 Avenue
Queens, NY 11423
Phone: 718-217-7740

​Family Leadership Coordinator:
James Pressey 
Email: Jpressey@schools.nyc.gov

Family Support Coordinator: Keturah Hardy 
Email: KHardy3@schools.nyc.gov

Education Council President: Nicole Hammond