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Sensory Day for children with autism set Saturday

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm

A Sensory Day for children with autism and their families is being held Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2-4 p.m. at Stone Bridge Academic Learning Center in Fayetteville.

This will be a time for children with autism and their families to enjoy games together.

“We will have different game/stations set up with activities especially for children with autism,” said Penny Daniel, one of the event organizers. The group name is “Lincoln County Puzzle Solvers”, said Daniel, noting the symbol for autism is the ribbon with puzzle pieces.

The group has been meeting once a month, and the next scheduled meeting for Saturday, Feb. 15, is also at SBA, but begins at 10 a.m.

“We want to encourage anyone who would like to join us to participate in our activities and in our learning more about autism and how to deal with it,” Daniel said. “We all realize that when you have a child with special needs sometimes you feel alone and as if no one else could possibly understand what you are having to go through.

“Our support group just lets us know that we are not alone in this journey of helping our children to have the best life they can.”

Everyone is welcome, no matter the age of the loved one is who is dealing with autism. It’s also not just for parents — siblings and spouses are welcome too.