April Updates Author: Krista Flack, MS OTR/L
As March wraps up, we are excited to move into April. April is a very exciting month to the LTC community! First of all, April is Autism Awareness Month! This year, emphasis is placed on moving past awareness, into action, inclusion, acceptance, and appreciation. There are many ways to show support (beginning with Light It Up Blue on World Autism Awareness Day, which is Sunday, April 2nd), celebrate with your community, and even receive discounts on therapeutic games, toys, and materials!
April is also Occupational Therapy Month! The American Occupational Therapy Association is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, so keep an eye out for how we celebrate and recognize #100YearsOfOT.
There are some fun local events planned throughout the month, including the following:
Kid Fest – this event is THIS Saturday from 10am-2pm. This event is for children and their families to enjoy free games and activities and gather educational information and resources. Come join us!
5K Bubble Run and Children’s DASH – this event, put on by Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, is on April 29th. Proceeds will go towards scholarships and special activities such as art and music programs for our special needs population in and around the Lowcountry. Sign up early for a discounted price!