Building Blocks Center for Autism hosted a Lunch-n-Learn Thursday to educate people in the community about autism as part of National Autism Awareness Month. During the event, Nicole Walton, Program Director, and Courtney Adams, Behavioral Director, simulated the sensory overload that children with Autism experience. Participants in the simulation had to deal with flashing and flickering lights and blaring music while trying to complete a simple task. The activity demonstrated the sensitivity that children with autism have to light and sound.
Autism is a complex developmental disorder with unknown causes. Children with Autism experience social and communication difficulties. They may also experience physical problems, such as seizures, sleep disorders, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Thank you to all of the participants for attending the Autism Awareness Lunch-n-Learn yesterday, and for your continuous support of our efforts to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders!
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Autism affects one in 110 children, making it more important than ever to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders. National Autism Awareness Month is recognized each April as a special opportunity to educate the public about Autism and issues within the Autism community.
The community is invited to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month by attending the Autism Awareness Lunch-n-Learn hosted by hosted by Building Blocks Center for Autism.
The event is open to the public. Anyone is welcome, whether your life has been touched by Autism, or you just wants to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Light refreshments will be provided; guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
To RSVP, call 434.797.5531 or reply to the event page at facebook.com/centerforpediatrictherapies