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Family Autism Event
January 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Specifically for Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public
This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many of our community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. Watch a video tour of our museum here.
Sensitive Story Time: Join us in Orange Plaza for a Sensitive Storytime at 6:00 p.m. for the reading of Understanding Sam by Clarabelle Van Niekerk & Liezl Venter, MA CCC-SLP. This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of Sam, an undiagnosed child. There is something about Sam that causes him to behave a little differently than other children do, making him an easy target for bullying at school. Sam is diagnosed with a form of Autism called Asperger Syndrome. Once he is diagnosed, life becomes a little easier for Sam and his Family.
Play Partners: Pretendgineers and Brain Builders, our experienced stage staff of trained early childhood and child development educators, and grown-ups.
Grown-up Tip: It is not uncommon for some children on the Autism spectrum to wander off. Providing local first responders with key information before an incident occurs may improve response time. Informational handouts should include all pertinent information and may be copied and carried with caregivers at all times. Circulate the handout to family, trusted neighbors, friends, and co-workers, as well as first responders.
RSVP: max: 300 guests
Only guests with a reservation and a confirmation number will be admitted.
Fee: Free – Reservations Required
*Activities are subject to change and limited to availability.