BANGOR - Children on the autism spectrum can take part in activities at the Maine Discovery Museum this weekend, in a more comfortable environment.
Kids and their families are invited to "My Day for Play," a new pilot program designed to provide autistic children with a safe, comfortable, and conducive setting for exploration.
The play time will take place after hours, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The museum will be accommodated with reduced volume and lower lighting on most exhibits, as well as sensory play and special animal time.
Parents will also have the chance to connect with others who face similar challenges.
The cost of the event is $4.50 per family. Families are asked to register in advance. To sign up, call 262-7200.
Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School. While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant. In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology. When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state. She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!