ST. LOUIS—October 1, 2015—Easter Seals Midwest recently held a free family night event at the Missouri History Museum for children and adults with autism.
The museum was closed to the public for two hours on September 9, 2015, for an evening of sensory friendly activities designed for individuals with autism—a developmental disability that is often accompanied by heightened sensory responsiveness. Activities included making gargoyle masks, building steamboats, taking historic St. Louis selfies, and exploring the 1904 World’s Fair and A Walk in 1975 St. Louis exhibits. More than 100 people attended.
Easter Seals Midwest annually hosts several family events for individuals with developmental disabilities—including autism—at various St. Louis attractions throughout the year. The next one scheduled is Milk & Cookies with Santa on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis—Chesterfield. For more information, please visit EasterSealsMidwest.org/Events.
About Easter Seals Midwest
Founded in 1964, Easter Seals Midwest is a nonprofit organization that is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities—including autism—learn, live, work and participate in the community. The agency employs more than 1,400 staff members, operates a budget of more than $50 million and provides services for nearly 4,000 individuals statewide through four divisions: Autism Services, Community Living Services, Early Childhood Services and Employment Services. For more information, please visit EasterSealsMidwest.org.