Autism Awareness Day
Today is World Autism Awareness Day — a day to spread awareness and acceptance for people with Autism!
Each day, our therapists live out our mission statement that “Our job is to help others see and celebrate each child’s unique gifts. We open doors by fostering opportunities for growth and independence… through play.” It is a privilege to get to know, teach, learn from, and serve alongside our children with Autism and their families.
If your family would like to learn more about Autism, check out these kid-friendly tools:
- Informational video: Amazing Things Happen — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwRrVw-CRo
- Book: The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Winn Lee
- Show: Sesame Street https://youtu.be/dKCdV20zLMs
If your family would like to participate in sensory-friendly activities in the Nashville area, check these out:
- The Nashville Zoo has social stories to help prepare for a Zoo visit, maps for quiet zones, and visual schedule printables here: https://www.nashvillezoo.org/parentteacher-resources
- The Nashville Symphony’s Family Concert Series are all sensory friendly. You can find social stories and a full description of the accommodations on their website here: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/sensoryfriendly
- The Adventure Science Center has free to use sensory kits and weighted blankets, quiet times and space, social stories, and visual schedules on their website: https://www.adventuresci.org/accessibility
- Regal Theatre’s “My Way Matinee” offers sensory-friendly movie showings on the second and fourth Friday of every month at 10:30. https://www.regmovies.com/static/en/us/promotions/my-way-matinee
- Autism Speaks is hosting free virtual events including art classes, educational webinars, independent living skills class, social groups, and more! Check them out here: https://www.autismspeaks.org/events
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