Above / Every month is Autism Awareness Month at the Little Friends Center for Autism. (PN File Photo)

Autism Awareness Month aims to promote understanding all year.

Naperville based Little Friends welcomes parents for a free consultation, snacks and a chance to win free educational visuals during its April Open Houses scheduled from 9AM to 7PM on April 17, 18 and 20, 2017.

April is Autism Awareness Month, an initiative aimed to help increase society’s understanding and acceptance of all individuals affected by autism and other developmental disabilities.  This month’s special three day-long series of open houses at Little Friends Center for Autism will provide opportunities to stop by for a tour, ask questions, learn about their many exceptional programs and inquire about educational workshops that assist individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

In addition to diagnostic evaluations for children as young as 18 months, Little Friends offers Applied Behavior Analysis, speech therapy and weekly social skills groups. The center also provides training and consultation services for school districts and other agencies and will be offering its Five-Day Core Autism Training in June and July.

Attendees also can register for a workshop or two to learn about the instructional services provided by Little Friends.

Enter raffles during three-day Little Friends Open House

Raffles will welcome attendees to learn more about autism. One raffle will feature educational pictures boards. The other will give parents a chance for a private consultation with the professional staff.

• Picture boards will include instruction for: tying shoes; bathing; combo – First, Next, Then; grocery store shopping; grooming; number tab; relaxation book; toilet training kit; and visual social manager wheel.

• One 30-minute private consultation with either Patti Boheme, Executive Vice President; Dr. Cynthia Brouillard, Evaluation Clinic Director; or Lisa Cisek, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Coordinator.

In order to give every attendee much-deserved personal attention, Little Friends also will offer individually scheduled conferences between 9AM and 7PM during each of the open houses (April 17, 18 and 20). Care givers will have opportunities talk with Executive Vice President Patti Boheme, M.S., LCPC; Evaluation Clinic Director Dr. Cynthia Brouillard, Psy.D; and our ABA Coordinator, Lisa Cisek, M.Ed.

To schedule a time to attend the open house, contact Gale Ganet at (630) 305-4196 ext. 5.

Meanwhile, to learn more about all the programs, classes and events at Little Friends Center for Autism, visit littlefriendsinc.org.

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