The children with autism, their guardians and their siblings had a great time scouring each portion of the museum. Some of the exhibits caught the attention of some CWAs (like the rotating kaleidoscope, sounds of space, spinning tunnel) so much that they would go back to it again and again. Since the museum is interactive, the families were free to try each exhibit. There were also short movies in the planetarium and in mini theater that teaches about outer space and Earth’s history. Before and after the tour of the museum, the participants also played at the Science in the Park playground where the kids enjoyed the different slides, bubble machines and other displays. “Visitors learn science by rediscovering anew, through play, the wonder of nature’s elements: sunlight, wind, water and greenery. The park consists of four main play pockets: Water, Math, Music, and Living.”
April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). Children with autism are not meant to be locked up in their houses. We parents need to expose them to the community, to learn more of the world and the people around them. Through interactions with these kids can we understand them more.
This article is a contribution of Jenette Rodriguez , Secretary of ASP UP Camp.