Hosted by Sensory World Memphis & Extended Family, Inc.
Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Time: 8am - 12 noon
Location: Bert Ferguson Community Center
8505 Trinity Road, Memphis
Free health screening: skin cancer, HIV, vision, dental; free food & drinks, activities for kids, music, games, face painting, and Blood Drive.
Sensory World will also host its 1st Annual 5-K Autism-Awareness Walk/Run (registration fee to participate). Race will begin at 8:30 am.
For more information call 901-258-7650 or 901-338-0519 or via email Sensoryworld2013@gmail.com
Sensory World Memphis will provide sensory relief to Autistic children and adults far beyond the classroom. Our goal is to provide a comfortable judge free, hands on shopping environment for people with Autism. The prevalence of autism has risen to 1 in every 88 births in the United States and almost 1 in 54 boys. The spotlight shown on autism as a result of the prevalence increase opens opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve these families facing a lifetime of supports for their children. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today. We want to bring all the necessities needed for daily life with disabilities to one location, in addition to providing free sensory stimulation. We also plan to provide jobs for people with Autism. Children and adults with disabilities need a place to call their own safe haven, and though we have not broken ground yet on a permanent location we are in the fundraiser process.