Find out more about autism awareness day June 4 at the Schaumburg Boomers or more about the Boomers' efforts for people with special needs, boomersbaseball.com.
Everyone should get to have a great summer day watching America’s pastime. But when you have sensory issues, that’s not always so simple.
To help, Northbrook-based Autism Home Support Services and The Schaumburg Boomers are unveiling two quiet rooms where parents can take kids with sensory issues when they become overwhelmed by the game. The rooms will be unveiled at a special Autism Awareness baseball game against the Windy City Thunderbolts at 1 p.m., June 4.
Autism Home Support Services also is training 75 Boomers staff members to recognize the signs that a child might have Autism Spectrum Disorder and understand how to best interact with them. Boomers front office staff will help facilitate access to the quiet rooms.
“Activities like a baseball game that most families take for granted can easily overload children with ASD,” Laura McKee, CEO, Autism Home Support Services, says in a news release.
The June 4 Autism Awareness game will feature special player jerseys, which will be auctioned during the game with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks.
The quiet rooms will be available throughout the 2017 baseball season and going forward.
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