Turning Pointe offering autism awareness lessons

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 4/18/2021 5:21 PM

The Naperville-based Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is offering age-appropriate lessons to raise awareness about autism, particularly among neurotypical children.

The downloadable activities and educational materials are aligned with the Illinois State Board of Education social-emotional learning standards, Executive Director Carrie Provenzale said. Organization leaders also are encouraging community members to take photos with Turning Pointe's mascot, a dog named Otis, and post them on social media.

 

The lessons and activities are available on the organization's website, turningpointeautismfoundation.org, through April as part of World Autism Month.

"This was a way for us to start bridging the divide and letting neurotypical kids and families learn about autism and support organizations like ours," Provenzale said.

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