Giving A Voice To The Voiceless
We Promote Education, Autism Awareness and Support for Families Living with Autism.
September 8, 2019 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Allen County Fairgrounds
Join us for the 6th annual Relay4Autism Fort Wayne! Plus, we are bringing back the walk with a twist! Relay4Autism Fort Wayne will have an even larger Resource Fair with vendors ready to talk with you about their local autism services and resources. While learning about autism, individuals and families affected by autism can have fun with tons of entertainment: carnival games, balloon artist, face painters, music, sports area, motorized train, model trains, craft area, food trucks, sensory area, sensory calming area, emergency vehicles, and lots more! Something for everyone!
We believe everyone deserves a voice.
For 50 years, Prentke Romich Company has been leading the way in giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Since our founding in 1966, PRC has paved the way in the development of speech-generating devices (SGDs) and continues to innovate in the field of augmentative and alternative communication.
We are also a pioneer in the field of language and vocabulary development, giving children and adults with communication challenges the ability to participate in life.
AWS Foundation Special Abilities Day
On March 19, Special Abilities Day will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The building will be closed to the general public on this day. In order to best serve the needs of our visitors that day, we will make the following modifications to our exhibits and programming:
- Lower ambient sound levels
- Increased light in areas that are usually dark
- Access to listening devices
- Less crowded environment
- Extra staff on hand
- Additional demonstrations with extra tactile stimulation
- Access to a private changing table
- Access to a quiet room
Can’t make it on Tuesday? You’ll still have plenty of other chances this year to visit Science Central on Special Abilities Day:
- Tuesday, April 16: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
- Sunday, June 23: 12 – 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 17: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
- Saturday, Nov. 9: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
- 2018 Autism Rates (1 in 59) 1.69% 1.69%
About 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Source – Center for Disease Control
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ALONE there is little we can do about autism.
TOGETHER we will be unstoppable.
10 Facts about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- ASD affects about 1 in 68 children in the United States, with more children identified than ever before.I know the signs of healthy child development.
- ASD is about 4 times more likely in boys than girls.
- ASD affects children of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
- ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that every child with ASD has different skills, challenges, and needs.
- While do not know all of the causes of ASD, we have learned that there are likely many contributing factors, including genes, early brain development, and the environment.
- ASD can be reliably diagnosed by age 2, but children may be diagnosed at earlier ages.
- Early identification of ASD helps children get the services they need.
- There is no “cure” for ASD, but there are several interventions that can help children learn important skills that improve everyday life.
- Typically, the earlier children are diagnosed and receive services, the better their outcomes are.
- Children with ASD can learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond. Like every child, with the help of their families, providers, doctors, specialists, and communities, kids with ASD can thrive.
We’d like to thank Sweetwater for their continued support!