Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness month, and we are excited to join in the celebration by providing resources, education and connection opportunities to our community.
We believe that by coming together and understanding the unique strengths of individuals with Autism, we can create a more inclusive and accepting world for them. We are committed to empowering those with Autism to have access to the same opportunities, education, and resources as their peers. This month, join us in celebrating autism awareness and helping to create a more understanding and welcoming world for all.
Ways We Are Involved:
Join us for the Any Baby Can Walk!
This month, we invite all of our San Antonio families to join us on a special walk for Autism awareness. Taking part in our walk is an excellent way to show your support for those living with Autism and their families. This walk is a significant effort to provide essential services and support for families raising individuals on the Autism spectrum, with all proceeds remaining in the local area to fund unique and critical programs at Any Baby Can of San Antonio. As we gear up for National Autism Awareness Month this April, we invite you to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023, for the 19th Walk for Autism. For more information on this event, or to sign up to walk, click here!
Learning & Sharing Autism Safety Tips for This Event:
Safety is always the top priority when attending an event, especially when attending outdoor events. These provide a lot of sensory stimulation to anyone, but children with Autism might get overwhelmed by this or experience sensory overload. To help children manage sensory input during outdoor activities, consider their senses and what might help them have a better experience.
If your child is struggling with:
- Sensitivity to noises – noise-cancelling headphones work great for blocking out added sensory input in loud environments, this can be great for kiddos to wear when it is too loud!
- Sensitivity to light or other visual stimuli – try sunglasses to block out some of the light and added input from the event.
- Tactile sensory seekers & comfort items – If you know that your child is going to need something to hold throughout the event, why not bring along one of their favorite and most comforting items!
- Bringing along a visual schedule of the events for the day – changing up a child’s routine can be challenging, having a visual schedule can help! If you would like to read more on visual schedules and get some insight into creating one for you and your family, check out our previous blog here.
You know your child’s sensory needs the best! Taking a little time to prepare for the upcoming event or any outdoor event and activities can help your child feel safe and not so overwhelmed!
Little Spurs Autism Centers offers collaborative and compassionate ABA Therapy to children 0-21 years old. Offering both center-based and home-based care, LSAC is excited to empower families by providing them with the support they need. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org