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Turning Pointe offering autism awareness lessons

The Naperville-based Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is offering age-appropriate lessons to raise awareness about autism, particularly among neurotypical children.

The downloadable activities and educational materials are aligned with the Illinois State Board of Education social-emotional learning standards, Executive Director Carrie Provenzale said. Organization leaders also are encouraging community members to take photos with Turning Pointe’s mascot, a dog named Otis, and post them on social media.

The lessons and activities are available on the organization’s website, turningpointeautismfoundation.org, through April as part of World Autism Month.

“This was a way for us to start bridging the divide and letting neurotypical kids and families learn about autism and support organizations like ours,” Provenzale said.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
1500 West Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Turning Pointe Autism Foundation is an endorsed Center for Autism accredited by the IBCCES.

Our organization does not discriminate in employment or the provision of educational services on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, disability, citizenship status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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