Autism-Friendly

10 Things That Would Help Me In The Hospital As Someone Who’s Autistic

Going to the doctor and hospital can be challenging for anyone. Add someone who is growing up with autism & dealt with severe sensory challenges; it can be even more overwhelming. Here are some things I would like healthcare professionals to consider for those with autism like myself…   Provide alternative lighting. Fluorescent lights can …

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Children With Autism Invited To Meet Santa In A Sensory-Friendly Setting

Kick off the holiday season with Cornerstone Montclair at our Autism and Sensory Friendly Santa Event! All children are welcome at this event. It is designed to be especially welcoming to children with autism and other challenges. Families will have the chance to meet Santa without long lines, in a quiet and calm environment. A limited …

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Dollywood is Going The Extra Mile to Make Their Amusement Park Autism-Friendly

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is doing something awesome to help children with autism. According to Knoxville’s WBIR after realizing the increase in autism families coming to visit the park that they would start one of the first autism calming rooms. These rooms are filled with several sensory items that can …

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10 Places We Need More Autism-Friendly Events in 2016

Over the past several years there have been countless efforts to provide more autism-friendly events for our communities to enjoy! Growing up with autism in the early 90’s these events were limited but now are becoming more popular in different locations. An autism-friendly event usually entails having a private area for people with autism to …

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A Letter to the Seattle Seahawks Who Are Supporting Our Autism Community!

Dear Seattle Seahawks, I’ve been following what you’ve been doing in the autism community for the past several years now. It all started when I learned that Mr. John Schneider, your general manager has a son named Ben who’s on the autism spectrum. Then, The Seattle Times wrote a beautiful piece that made me understand …

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