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Celebrate Autism Awareness Month at Eden Autism’s Family Fun Day & Resource Fair


The kids and seminars for parents, grandparents and siblings of individuals diagnosed with autism. Eden Autism Services is offering a Family Fun Day and Resource Fair on Saturday

Fort Myers, FL, April 08, 2011 --(PR.com)-- It’s a day jam-packed with fun activities for the kids and seminars for parents, grandparents and siblings of individuals diagnosed with autism. Eden Autism Services is offering a Family Fun Day and Resource Fair on Saturday, April 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Eimerman Education Center (2801 County Barn Road in Naples).

Trained Eden staffers and volunteers will be on hand to supervise and promote play and social skills in children with autism or Asperger’s, while their parents, and even grandparents, learn more about the conditions. Fun is provided through arts and crafts, games, face painting, trampolines and more.

Parents will connect with other parents experiencing the same issues. One session helps parents by identifying “Autism Friendly” professionals and services. There’s a sibling workshop on Understanding Autism, as well as a grandparent’s session on Understanding and Supporting a Grandchild with Autism.

“Families coping with autism need to know that a diagnosis isn’t the end of the world. There’s a wealth of information and a multitude of resources available for families who are living with autism,” said Susan Suarez, Executive Director of Eden Autism Services. “Family Fun Day brings some of these resources together and allows families to connect with other experiencing the same challenges. It’s fun for the kids and eye-opening for the parents.”

Some of the sessions require pre-registration, including: Decreasing Marital Stress After a Diagnosis presented by Dr. Amber Perymon, Clinical Director of Eden Autism, Nutrition Essentials for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism by Dr Trudy Moon, a board certified nutritionist and Visual Schedules - Successful Implementation & Maintenance of a Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) In the Home, by speech therapist Jessica Harris.

Registration is requested. Pre-registration for supervised care during the event as well as the sessions offered is required by April 12, call Eden Autism Services at (239) 992-4680. X205, or get the registration online at www.EdenFlorida.org

About Eden Autism Services
Eden Autism Services was founded in New Jersey in 1975 with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with autism and their families by providing a range of community-based services to meet specific needs throughout the lifespan. In 1996, Eden Autism Services Florida was founded to address the state’s growing need for specialized services for children and adults with autism and their families. Eden Autism Services Florida’s services range from comprehensive outreach, including program consultations and early intervention, to schools in Naples and Fort Myers for school age students, an organic training farm, and residential and employment services for adults.

For more information, please contact Eden Florida, at 239-992-4680, or visit us online at www,edenflorida.org.

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Family Fun Day & Resource Fair
April 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Eden Autism Services Florida - Eimerman Center
2801 County Barn Rd.
Naples, FL 34112
Fun for Everyone
Activities
For Kids & Teens Diagnosed with Autism or Asperger’s
Supervised by Eden staff & FGCU volunteers

Workshop For Parents, Grandparents & Siblings
Presented by Qualified Experts in the Community
“Decreasing Marital Stress After a Diagnosis”
Dr. Amber Perymon, Eden Florida Director of Clinical Services

“Nutrition Essentials for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism”
Dr. Trudy Moon, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

“Understanding Autism”
Fun Workshop for Siblings of Children Diagnosed with Autism or Asperger’s
“Understanding and Supporting a Grandchild with Autism”
For Grandparents
Workshop Sessions: 30 Minutes to 1 Hour
“Successful Use & Maintenance of a Picture Exchange
Communication System (PECS) in the Home”
Jessica Harris, Speech/Language Pathologist

“Visual Schedules”
Jessica Harris, Speech/Language Pathologist

Registration Form:
www.EdenFlorida.org

Pre-Register for child care during the event and worshops by April 12 to:
Annika Matos. B.A.
Clinic Coordinator
Ph (239) 992-4680 x205

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Contact Information
Briggs & Rogers
Carolyn Rogers
239-278-3900
Contact
www.briggsrogers.com
Susan Suarez, Eden Florida
(239) 992-4680, ext. 201

Aileen Kornblatt, Eden, NJ
(609) 426-8656 ext. 40

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