8th Annual Autism Expo is Saturday, Expands to Include ALL

AutismExpoLogoFamilies with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Families with ASD) is presenting their 8th Annual Autism Expo this Saturday, April 19, 2014. This year, the Families with ASD board has opened the Autism Expo up to individuals with all special needs and medical disorders. Ohio Valley Goodwill will be on hand to offer information on our services for individuals with disabilities. We hope you will join us for a day of education, advocacy and a whole lot of fun.

Since its inception, the Autism Expo helped Families with ASD connect over 15,000 families with service providers, doctors, therapists and organizations that serve individuals with autism. The event is free, no registration is required and every attending family will receive a copy of the Autism Yellow Pages.

Above all, the Autism Expo is intended to be fun. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend the event with all of their children, and activities have been planned for the whole family to enjoy. Activities include a building workshop presented by The Home Depot, a free puppet show, face painting, and costumed Star Wars characters from the Ohio Garrison: 501st Legion. The Easter Bunny will also be on hand, greeting children of all ages.

This year, the Autism Expo has moved to a larger location to accommodate its growing popularity. The 2014 Autism & ALL Special Needs Expo will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center (11355 Chester Rd. Cincinnati, OH, 45246) from 10am to 4pm on April 19th. Ohio Valley Goodwill has been an exhibitor for the Autism Expo since its beginnings and welcomes the opportunity to talk with families about the programs and services that the organization is able to offer. With a host of services that range from community integration and social activities to help with skill training and employment, Ohio Valley Goodwill is uniquely positioned to offer supports that may be just the right fit for families attending this annual event. All individuals that participate in Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs, are sponsored by outside partner referring agencies including local county boards of developmental disabilities, school districts and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. For more information about Goodwill’s array of services, visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services. We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Autism Expo this Saturday, April 19th.

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