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Happy Autism Awareness Month!

Did you know that Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States?  According to the most recent CDC statistics 1 out of 68 children in the United States is affected by Autism.  And currently there is no cure for Autism.

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Here are some special activities going on this month at the library:

  • Lego Activity for Special Needs Families, Saturday, April 4 at 10 AM: Join us for a morning of building.  All special needs children of all abilities are welcome – those that can work independently and those that need hand over hand help from their grownups; verbal and nonverbal.  We also put out large soft building blocks for children with fine motor skills issues.  Stay the entire time or as long as your child wants to. Siblings are always welcome!  Call Molly Hancock at 978-674-1527 or e-mail at
  • Puzzle Piece Activity:  A puzzle piece is one of the symbols of Autism Awareness.  During the month of April we invite patrons and library staff to add a puzzle piece to the jar for each person he/she knows affected by Autism.  Stop by the Children’s Department to participate.
  • Music Activity for Special Needs Children Featuring licensed music therapist Laura Micheli, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:30 PM.  For special needs children ages 3 – 7 years old.  Space is limited and sign up required.  Sign up begins April 6.  Contact the Children’s Department to reserve your spots.