PediaPlex Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

PediaPlex-Recognizes-Autism-Awareness-Month

In keeping with our philosophy that raising public awareness of disorders and disabilities that affect children is an ongoing, year-round effort, we will be participating in three important activities in the month of April and May.

In recognition of April as Autism Awareness Month, PediaPlex will join forces with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in its “Play for All: Sensory Friendly Morning” Saturday, April 25. From the hours of 8:30 to 10 a.m., the museum will be closed to the general public in order to provide an exclusive event for families dealing with autism spectrum disorder. Attendance, which costs $5 per child and $8 per adult, will be limited to 250 guests. PediaPlex will have therapists on hand to discuss our services, and parents will have an opportunity to connect with one another and gather resources. Registration is open at 81-7-255-9300 or callcenter@fwmsh.org.

Educational Activities Planned In May

In May, we will continue our open-ended cooperation with local school districts with two special occasions. PediaPlex representatives will take part in a Community Resource Fair scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Steele Accelerated High School in nearby Roanoke. There we will have an opportunity to provide information and resources for people seeking help in diagnosing, testing and treating their children with special needs.

We also are pleased to provide lunch and a tour of our facility for 25 students in fifth and sixth grade on Friday, May 15. The students, who serve as mentors for other children, will hear a special presentation by our professional staff, allowing them an opportunity for a question-and-answer session about the services we provide.

PediaPlex founder, Sonia Kirkpatrick, is a firm believer in community service and education. As a direct result of her personal experience in finding treatment for the needs of her oldest daughter, she is committed to informing families about the value of having diagnostic, testing, therapeutic and educational services in one location.

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