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Autism Awareness Month

  • By Vanessa Merhib
  • 20 Apr, 2017

At the Boys & Girls Club we are fortunate to serve a diverse number of youth that bring excitement, different perspectives and fun to our Club community. April is National Autism Awareness month and at the Club we are proud of our many Club members that are on the autism spectrum. Over the years we have learned through hands on experience, trainings, amazing parent and community partnerships ways to best to serve and work with youth on the autism spectrum. Although, our loud and organized chaos environment may not be everyone, autism spectrum or not, at the Club we proud of the youth that have also taught all of us so much and made our Club families, our teachers and our environment even better.

If there is one thing we have learned over the years at the Club, it is that each child on the spectrum is different. The spectrum range itself is diverse and complex. Youth on the spectrum, can vary in their challenges, in their strengths and in their presentation. Making assumptions or comparing one youth on the spectrum to another is an educational opportunity we often see with families, other kids and on our own team.

Click on the article attached to learn more. If you have questions, concerns or are looking for resources about autism, give us a call at the Club. If we don’t have the answer, we can direct you to our community partners that can help. BE Great!


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1126 Southland Lane
Brookings, SD 57006  
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