The Autism Alliance, a program of Advocates, recently announced that it has certified Ipswich Shellfish Co. Inc., one of the nation’s leading seafood processors and distributors, as an Autism Welcoming business.
Family Promise MetroWest took our first step toward becoming an even more inclusive organization by inviting the Autism Alliance of MetroWest to our Day Center to provide an “Autism Welcoming Business” training for our entire staff. Executive Co-Directors Allison Daigle and Pam McKillop offered an engaging and comprehensive training that they’d carefully customized for our shelter setting, and they left us with scores of ideas for making sure our space would be welcoming for these special kids. They also left us with a toolkit of supplies to share with families, designed to meet the unique needs of a child with autism.
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For families of loved ones with autism, getting out in the community often comes with challenges and fear of judgement. Through the Autism Welcoming Initiative, Advocates and the Autism Alliance are partnering with local businesses to create a welcoming and accessible community in the MetroWest area and beyond.