PORTLAND, Maine - The Portland Sea Dogs are pleased to announce the return of Autism Awareness Day at Hadlock Field on April 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM against the New Britain Rock Cats.
The event will be held with the support of Karleen Frost of Embracing the World of Autism, and the University of New England Occupational Therapy program. It will run from 11:00 AM (two hours prior to the start of the game) until the end of the game.
The UNE students will create and facilitate activities for children and families in a special "Sensory Room" that will allow children with autism to self-regulate using movement, calming sensory input and fidget items.
In addition to the "Sensory Room" the students will also make sensory kits including tactile items, chewy food, and fidget items to help people with autism self-modulate their nervous system during the game.
The goal of the event is to raise autism awareness and to help people with autism perform the occupations of everyday life.
Tickets to the game are being offered at a discounted rate for those that use the special offer code "EmbraceAutism" at www.seadogs.com. Those in attendance are asked to wear the color orange to show support for Autism Acceptance.
For more information visit www.seadogs.com or contact Lindsey Oliver by calling 207-874-9300.