Over 120 People Receive Free Safety Plans At Autism Alliance Of Michigan’s Safety Fair In Detroit
DETROIT, Mich. – Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) partnered with Wayne County Community College-District (WCCC-D) and PVS Chemicals (PVS) to host It Takes a Village Safety Fair…for People with Special Needs last Saturday, August 12th. Over 120 attendees enjoyed a day of fun full of face painting, balloon art, train rides, bounce houses, barbeque and so much more.
This event wasn’t just about the fun and games, Wayne County Police, Michigan State Police and members of the Detroit Fire Department were on hand to meet local families and provide additional input on a family’s safety plans. Autism Alliance of Michigan Navigators were also on the scene to help family’s develop safety plans and put together safety kits, which include safety identifiers to the home, school and vehicles.
Several Detroit area Autism Vendors joined us for the day, providing additional resources to families. Tisa Johnson, MD, from Henry Ford Health System mentioned: “Henry Ford Health System and the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities knows the importance of getting an early autism diagnosis and treatment. The Autism Alliance of Michigan ensures not only that young children get a high quality evaluation through their Navigators, but also through events like the Detroit Safety Fair and training, works to keep individuals safe through out their lifespan.”
If you are interested in putting together your own safety plan and receiving an AAoM safety kit, please contact out Navigator Specialists at 877.463.AAOM or Navigator@aaomi.org.
See you at our next event!