After school program for children with autism set to open

image from Utopia Products Autism Products Store Facebook page

image from Utopia Products Autism Products Store Facebook page

Dothan, AL– A new after school program for children with autism will be beginning in January of 2015.

The program will be developed by Utopia Products Autism Learning Center with the goal of providing children on the spectrum with the opportunity to receive specialized care after their school day ends. The company, which previously had only been selling autism learning products, has branched out and is now endeavoring to ensure that youngsters with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are given the opportunity to attend an after school program similar to that of mainstream children.

Hence those enrolled in the program will have the chance to enjoy various activities such as arts and crafts and engage in games that are specifically designed for children on the spectrum. Karen Amos, the parent of a child with ASD and one of the founders of the company, came up with the idea to create the program after noticing that there was a lack of resources available to families who have been impacted by the disorder.

Amos outlined the objective of the program stating:

“This gives them the opportunity to do things with their peers, work on their communication skills and engage and learn.”

The center will be open from 10 to 6 pm for children ages 3-12 at a cost of approximately $30 per day.

The Utopia Products Autism Products Store Facebook page can be found here

The original article on the Dothan Eagle website can be read here