Boston Local Food Festival

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The Autism Project Benefits From Energy Smoothie Booth at BLFF

Autism is a complex developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of a child’s life, impacting normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication, social interactions and leisure or play activities. Today the incident rate is 1 in 91.

The Autism Project began in 1997 with a group of educators, professionals and family members who were concerned about the education of children with autism in the public schools. Today, the Autism Project continues to work to improve the education and the lives of children with autism by offering educational consultation services, professional and family training workshops, social groups, camp and conferences.

 The Autism Project is excited to be a part of the Boston Local Food Festival, to help create awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as raise funds for camper scholarships, for Move, Think, Create, Communicate summer camp. Energy Smoothie Booth has graciously offered to donate a portion of their proceeds at the Boston Local Food Festival, to help individuals with autism.

 “A collaborative approach to the comprehensive education and support of children with autism remains the heart of our philosophy,” says Stuart Steller of The Autism Project. The emphasis is on structured teaching, communication, visual supports and other strategies that are easily understood and can be put into practice by educators and family members.

To learn more about The Autism Project, visit their website here and don’t forget to check them out at Boston Local Food Festival on October 7th, 2012!

 This post was written by Justin Cascio of Justin Cooks, go check him out!

Posted by: Nicola on September 24, 2012 @ 11:21 am
Filed under: Blog,Boston Local Food Festival