The Southeast Regional Autism Center in North Carolina recently held its first social activity day at Richard Ray Park in Jacksonville. Families who receive services from the Center came together and shared a meal and playtime. They enjoyed time on the playground, an obstacle course, rocket balloons, and a parachute. Each child decorated a picture frame that would hold a family photo taken at the park.
“It was a fun-filled day where parents and children could enjoy the outdoors as a family,” said Anne Stull, M.A., LPA, BCBA, Clinical Director of the Center. “Families were able to meet each other and talk about the commonalities they share in raising a child with autism. It also allowed for generalization of social skills that the children have been learning during sessions with their therapists.”
The Center serves families from Camp Lejeune and the surrounding areas.