District to host fair for children and families affected by autism
N.Y. (March 16, 2017) -- The City School District of Albany will host
a fair on March 28 for Capital Region children and families affected
by autism spectrum disorder.
This free event will be
held from 5:30-7 p.m. at Montessori Magnet School, 45 Tremont St.
Parking is available behind the school on Austain Avenue and at Westland
Hills Park, also on Austain Avenue.
The fair will feature sensory stations for the kids,
performers, music and art therapy, therapy dogs, dozens of community and state agencies that can help,
products for sale, raffles for great gifts and refreshments.
Free busing is available from some areas but you need to
reserve a spot by contacting Sue Hodom at 475-6683
Autism spectrum disorder is a group of
developmental disabilities that can cause significant social,
communications and behavior challenges. People with autism spectrum
disorder may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are
different from most other people. The learning, thinking, and
problem-solving abilities of people with autism spectrum disorder range
from gifted to severely challenged.
Programs and partners at the Autism Spectrum Fair event will include: