All Pieces Fit celebrates Autism Spirit Week 2019
All Pieces Fit, which strives to promote awareness of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and assist individuals with achieving their highest level of independence, celebrated Autism Spirit Week 2019 with several activities this April. The activities centered around fun, awareness, and professional networking in support of those living with ASD.
Each day on April 1-5, the All Pieces Fit staff and clients wore something fun. Monday was Be Comfortable with Autism Day featuring pajamas and an Inside Out-themed day for the kids. Tuesday was Autism Awareness Day, where staff and clients wore spirit gear and painted shirts for Autism Awareness. On Wednesday, “A” was the letter of the day. Everyone wore Sesame Street gear or dressed as their favorite Sesame Street character. They spent the day learning about Julia, a Sesame Street character who has ASD, and they had a visit from Elmo. Thursday was TEAM Day, where everyone wore the shirts they painted earlier in the week. Parents judged the employee door decorating contest as well. The week ended with Fancy Friday, where everyone dressed in their fanciest attire and participated in picture day.
All Pieces Fit hosted Parents Night Out April 5-6, where professionally-trained staff watched clients so parents could enjoy an evening out together. The organization also sponsored the sensory room at Living Hope Church on April 15 for their Easter Egg Hunt, so children who were overwhelmed with the festivities could have a place to take a break. That evening, Brandi Smith, MA, BCBA , clinical director of All Pieces Fit, was invited to speak at Chasing Dreams to educate others on the autism, ABA, and the functions of behavior.
For more information about All Pieces Fit, visit them online at https://www.allpiecesfit.com/.