The Southern Museum,
in conjunction with Autism Speaks and the Lionel Collectors Club of America
(LCCA), will host a special day for families affected by autism on March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Three different types of model train layouts
for children of different ages and needs will be provided by LCCA and museum. Other features include a sensory friendly room
with puzzles and activities and special showings of the museum’s Great Locomotive Chase movie.
Staff and volunteers from Autism Speaks will be present to assist during the event and offer information and local resources for families.
“The museum staff is looking forward to this collaboration” said Dena Bush, Museum Director of Operations, in a press release. “We want all our visitors to have a positive museum experience and this partnership will reach out to a community that sometimes is overlooked.”
tickets and further information will be available beginning Jan. 8 on the
museum website, southernmuseum.org.
Reservations are recommended.