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22 Feb 2010

Please Touch Museum and Variety team up to host March 27 event for families of children with autism

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February 22, 2010 Category: Health Posted by:

Please Touch Museum, the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia, is teaming up with Variety, the Children’s Charity of Greater Philadelphia, for its first evening event for families of children with autism.  The evening of hands-on, interactive, sensory-filled activities will take place at Please Touch on Saturday, March 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Children of all ages are welcome.  

 

The event is a partnership between Variety’s Autism Initiative, which provides support for families and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) , and Please Touch Museum’s Autism Access Program, which aims to provide families of children with ASD with innovative tools to make a museum visit more comfortable and enjoyable.   Families can connect with caregivers and other professionals while exploring and playing in the museum’s exhibits, where accommodations have been made to provide a sensory-friendly experience for all.   

 

A highlight of the event will be a reading in the Museum’s Story Castle by actress Holly Robinson Peete and her twelve-year-old daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Peete. Their new Scholastic picture book, “My Brother Charlie,” will be published on March 16th to coincide with Autism Awareness Month in April.  A heartwarming fictional story of patience, love and acceptance, “My Brother Charlie” is based on the Peete family’s own experiences living with Ryan’s twin brother RJ, who has autism. The story is told from the twin sister’s point of view. The Peetes will donate a percentage of the proceeds for “My Brother Charlie” to the HollyRod4Kids Initiative of the HollyRod Foundation to help children with autism gain access to affordable treatments and therapies.   

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Tickets are required to attend the event and are available at a cost of a $20 donation per family. One hundred percent of the $20 donation will go towards the growth of Variety’s Autism Initiative.  Families must register for the event at www.varietyphila.org. Organizations interested in sponsoring a resource table at the event may contact Marissa Tabak, Variety’s Autism Resource Center Director, at [email protected]

 

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