Kids with Autism to Meet Local Heroes at Sensory-Friendly Safety Day

Centria Autism Services Partners with Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments to Host Free Day of Family Fun

June 28, 2018

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Children with autism and their families are invited to meet real-life superheroes – that is, local firefighters and police officers – during Sensory-Friendly Safety Day, presented by Centria Autism Services. The event is free and open to families of all ages and abilities, and will take place at the Costick Activities Center in Farmington Hills on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 1pm-3pm.

The Farmington Hills Police Department and Fire Department will be on-site to meet and greet with kids, and provide useful safety information to parents. They will also be giving tours of a “sensory-friendly” fire truck and police car, which will not have any flashing lights or loud sirens. This will best accommodate children who have autism or sensory sensitivities.

“We want people to know that in this community, we have special training and dispatch protocols that are specifically designed to help people with special needs,” said Inspector Stanley Barnes of the Farmington Hills Fire Department. “This event is a great way for us to spread awareness and safety information, while also creating fun memories with kids so they know that we’re here to help and serve them.”

Sensory-Friendly Safety Day will also feature several kid-friendly activities inside the gymnasium, including a photo booth, a professional face painter, an arts and crafts table, safety sign games, a stop-drop-and-roll station, snacks, and more. The event will also feature resource tables from organizations such as Autism Moms Know Safety and Centria Autism Services.

“As the nation’s largest provider of ABA therapy for children with autism, we speak with hundreds of parents and families every day. Every parent cares deeply about providing their kids with the best experiences possible, and a huge part of that is knowing how to keep them safe,” said Matt Blouin, Marketing Director at Centria Healthcare. “It is our hope that this event will help contribute to a happy and safe summer for everyone.”

Want to attend Sensory-Friendly Safety Day with your family? Please RSVP here!

For more information, please give us a call at 1-855-772-8847.

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