LEAGUE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES CREATES AUTISM ZONE
What is it really like to have autism? How does autism affect perceptions of sights and sounds? During April as National Autism Awareness Month, The League for People with Disabilities will host its second annual “Autism Zone” to help foster a better understanding of this condition and how it affects the daily lives of individuals and their families.
On Monday, April 25, 2011, the public will have the opportunity to get in the “zone” and “walk in the shoes of a person with autism” explains The League’s Autism Services Vice President Tyeisha Jones. The League’s counselors will use a variety of activities at tactile, auditory, and sensory stations to create the experience of this condition. This event is free and open to the public. More information about the event is available by calling 410-323-0500, extensions 376.
The Autism Zone is part of The League for People with Disabilities Autism Services and Programs, which was the first program in Maryland and one of only a select few in the United States to receive accreditation from the internationally recognized Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The League’s Autism Services also include an after-school program for children with autism, in-home services for children with autism, and respite care for families.