Local students and educators recently got the chance to learn more about what it’s like living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
“A Walk in My Autism,” presented by Little Friends, allowed visitors to participate in hands-on exercises to learn more about what it is like for people on the spectrum, covering concepts like communication barriers, trouble focusing, and how visual strategies can help.
The program is a regular training Little Friends offers, but the group wanted to open it up for free to raise awareness of Autism.
“What are some of the challenges they face,” said Mary Crissman, Senior Autism Consultant for Little Friends. “What are some of the things that we can put in place to help them join in, be a part? So it’s not such a scary world for them.”
It is estimated that one in every 50 children nationally will be diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
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