Creative ways to learn about autism at A.C. Moore
Posted on April 13th, 2010 by Patricia
I am pleased to introduce Rachel Talen as a guest blogger. Easter Seals is so fortunate to have Rachel as an intern. Rachel is a student at Calvin College and began interning at Easter Seals last fall.
A creative way to support families living with autism
by Rachel Talen
With April being Autism Awareness Month, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts stores are providing a fun and creative forum to increase autism awareness. This Saturday, April 17, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, A.C. Moore will throw a free in-store Make and Take craft event at all of its 135 locations.
Make an outing of it! Your family can come into the store to decorate an Act for Autism jigsaw puzzle together. Completing a project together can be a great opportunity to spend time with your family and to talk about autism.
Can’t make it out to one of the A.C. Moore locations? You can also go online for instructions to create a puzzle at home (PDF). It’s a way for you to play with your kids, decorate a jigsaw puzzle, and to learn about autism all at the same time.
A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts store is also helping out Easter Seals from March 1 through April 17 — shop now and you’ll be able to donate $1 to Easter Seals’ Act for Autism campaign at checkout. The money raised will support Easter Seals autism services in local communities.