Hope Awakens: A Sensory-Friendly Event for Kids with Autism
December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019
At Hopebridge, we work with out-of-this-galaxy amazing kids every day, so it only seemed fitting to celebrate our Fishers families and team members – with a Star Wars-themed, autism-friendly event in honor of the new movie release.
Hopebridge kiddos, family and friends from our Indianapolis centers joined in the fun. The party included some of our favorite friends (and enemies!) from hyper-space, a sensory-friendly place “space,” games and activities for kiddos to test their Jedi skills. Guests also had the chance to win free tickets to a sensory-friendly (lights up, lower sound) showing of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Children and parents dined on Star Wars-themed refreshments like Wookie Cookies, Baby Yoda Bites, Hans Rolos, Padawan Potatoes, Wampa Water and Jabba Juice.
“We have seen many of our kiddos and team members get excited about the Star Wars movies and characters, so it was fun to watch it come to life for everyone,” said Hopebridge Regional Center Manager Kyle Schroeder. “It was a great way to share how special they are to us, while also showing our newer guests how we combine learning and play here at Hopebridge.”
For new guests, the event also included tours of the Fishers facility, education on the Hopebridge program and collaborative therapy model.
Do inclusive events like this sound fun and helpful for your family? If you have concerns about your child’s behavior or are the parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder who may benefit from Hopebridge services like applied behavior analysis (ABA therapy) or a diagnostic assessment, please reach out to us to schedule a tour or evaluation.
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