February 14, 2018

highlandsHighlands Hospital Regional Autism Center, Pittsburgh World Autism Awareness Day is being celebrated on Wednesday April 2 and Highlands Hospital Regional Autism Center is inviting people to help it celebrate.

Students and staff of the center will be there with their families and the public is invited from 2 to 4 p.m.

Froggy radio will be playing, and Liz Jones Art Studio will be face painting. Caitlyn Cuneo will be performing and former Miss Teen Pittsburgh Kailey Verbickey will also be making an appearance.

Amanda Freger, director of autism services at the Highlands Hospital Regional Autism Center said:

“World Autism Awareness seems to be increasing in recent years. This has been so beneficial in recognizing and demystifying the disorder. Our event Wednesday will allow our students to socialize and celebrate their individual personalities that we all cherish about them,”

Jordan Morran, coordinating teacher at the center told TribLive.com that the students in the program love to experience new things and that when limitations are not set as to what students are expected to do then they excel beyond what anyone would have ever expected.

Amanda Freger said.

“Our students have such great spirits to achieve their goals and interact with others. This is a great worldwide day to celebrate, in addition to us having the opportunity to celebrate with them every day,”

The original article by Nancy Henry on the TribLive.com website can be read here


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