Local businesses hosting special days for families who have children with autism

Some of Louisville’s top attractions are doing something special for families with autism starting in April for Autism Awareness Month.

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Participants include the Kentucky Derby Museum, the Frazier History Museum, the Muhammad Ali Center, and the Kentucky Science Center. These nights will offer those living with autism an opportunity to experience these attractions in a more accommodating atmosphere.

The news is a welcome announcement for Liz Braun, whose son has autism.

“We obviously live in a very compassionate city,” Braun said. “So, we’ve been met with lots of compassionate individuals within the community, but to have an initiative that has a name, and we can put faces with this initiative and people can put their arms around us and not always completely understand autism, but kind of meet us where we are is really exciting.”

The events are all organized through a partnership with Families for Effective Autism Treatment.

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