Autism-Friendly Garden Event

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daffodilsApril is Autism Awareness month, and, this Saturday, there will once again be an autism-friendly way to explore the Van Vleck House & Gardens, called “Sensory Celebration”.

“As the mom of a young son with autism, finding local events that are engaging but not overwhelming is a challenge, even during Autism Awareness Month,” says Verona resident Elizabeth Vigna. “I have been fortunate enough to work with the wonderful education staff at Van Vleck House & Gardens to design an afternoon of self-guided activities, from planting to water painting to scavenger hunts, that are accessible and enjoyable for everyone.”

In addition to the garden events, the exotic animal educators Eyes of the Wild will be onsite with a few of its animals. A Van Vleck House & Gardens board member is also bringing her certified therapy dog, which many families are interested in learning about.

Van Vleck’s Sensory Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Families will be able to have a stress-free afternoon of garden discovery and explore the gardens using their senses as a guide. Activity stations will be arranged outdoors and in Van Vleck’s education center focusing on different textures, smells, shapes and colors in the natural world. There is a suggested donation of $10 per family.

Van Vleck House & Gardens is located at 21 Van Vleck Street in Montclair.

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