Autism experts playing to educate in Hoover Friday | Events
Advocates for children and families affected by autism are showing the country how playtime can help children develop skills and accomplish everyday tasks made difficult by the disorder.
Representatives from Autism Speaks, the country’s largest autism science and advocacy group, will be at Toys “R” Us in Hoover Friday, helping people understand the impact the disorder can have.
The organization will be presenting “Ten Toys That Speak To Autism;” toys that help children develop language, creativity and social skills through play. The “ten toys” are simple things such as a play shopping cart, Lego bricks and a lap writing desk.
Toys “R” Us has created a place on its website dedicated to Autism Speaks and the children and families affected by it. The site shows the “ten toys” and recounts stories of children who have overcome obstacles in spite of any disabilities.
The Autism Speaks representatives and doctors who specialize in diagnosis and treatment and families affected by autism will be at the Hoover Toys “R” Us location from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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