KHS to Offer Special Programming for World Autism Awareness Day
To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) will offer special programming on Monday, April 2, for children with autism. “There are challenges in taking a child with autism to a public place with sensory stimulations that could result in overload. Small changes can make the world of difference in the child’s experience,” said KHS student engagement manager Megan Sauter. On Autism Awareness Day, KHS will provide low noise levels, filtered lights, pictorial signs, quiet spaces and sensory activities in the exhibit “A Kentucky Journey” to meet the specific needs of the autism community. Because no more than 20 guests will be in an exhibit at one time, visitors must register in advance for a two-hour time slot between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Children with autism will receive free admission. Other visitors will pay regular price (Adults: $8; Youth 6-18 and Military Veterans: $6; Children ages 5 and under, and KHS members: free). Visitors can pay by credit card when they make their reservation (call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408) or pay when they arrive on April 2. The Kentucky Historical Society is located at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort. Building entrance for Autism Awareness Day visitors will be via the side door facing Ann Street, rather than the main entrance facing Broadway. For more information, call the Kentucky Historical Society, 502-564-1792.