Puzzle Solvers’ recent ‘Sensory Day’ a great success

Sensory Day 01 --Members of the new Lincoln County Puzzle Solvers, a local autism awareness group, reported that the organization’s recent Sensory Day was a great success.

Sensory Day consisted of activities where the children used each of their five senses in various activities, each designed to help them with their sensory integration and processing. The two favorite activities were the shaving cream table and the water bottle activity.

“We would like to thank Mrs. Cecilia Tate and her daughter, Sarah, as well as Felicia Riner and her son, Keith, for helping us with these two activities,” said Lindsay Edwards, a spokesperson for the group. “We hope to have another one later this summer.

“Our goal in starting this group was to offer support and resources for local families who have been affected by autism,” she continued. “We have met many families since starting our group last November, all with a special child or children who have a lot to offer this world, but may have trouble expressing those unique gifts because of this disability.”

Sensory Day 02 --Group members decided to call themselves Lincoln County Puzzle Solvers Autism Awareness & Support Group. The puzzle pieces are the symbol for autism awareness.

Families that may benefit from the group are invited to attend the Lincoln County Puzzle Solvers at their next meeting, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Stone Bridge Academy in Fayetteville.

“Hopefully, together we can ‘Help our children soar one piece at a time’,” Edwards added.

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm