PRESS RELEASE: CDS Monarch service uses Autism Awareness Month as opportunity to teach important life skills to those with autism

Rochester, N.Y. – April 3, 2018 – Throughout the month of April, the Autism Skill
Building Program at CDS Monarch will focus on life lessons for those individuals
with Autism. The major focus is community integration, with skills like making new
friends, and respect, instead of separation of events and segregating those with
Autism from those without.

During the first week of the month, while kids are not in school, the group has
extended days and kids are really able to get out into their community. By going out
to lunch, and visiting exciting places in their community, the kids are able to work
on conversation skills, independence, and manners, among other important life

On Thursday, April 5th, at 2.p.m., many participants in the group will have the
opportunity to visit Dave & Buster’s. We invite the media to join us, see how the
program works, and learn more about how fun and easy activities like this can
ensure that people with autism are properly included in our communities, and
successful in their lives.

As for visual opportunities, kids will be playing together and enjoying the activities
at Dave & Buster’s. Available interviews will include those who design and execute
the Autism Skill Building Program, as well as one or two of the kids who are excited
by the opportunity to be out and about during their week off of school.
We appreciate your consideration in covering this very important week and month.
Contact Allison Warren with any questions and a look at the schedule for the Skill
Building Program throughout the month of April.


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