Today is AUTISM ACCEPTANCE Day ๐Ÿฆ‹

The Philadelphia Zoo is hosting an event Sponsored by The Autism Society of Greater Philadelphia

to promote and honor Autism Acceptance

The day will be filled with fun and exciting interactive entertainment

including jugglers, puppets, character visits, & more.

Sensory stations

Craft areas

Quiet spaces

Merchandise for sale

Giveaways Advocacy resources

and more! ๐Ÿฆš

Visit the Peacock Pavillion from 10am until 4pm

The cost is $18 per person

EVENT LINK

Autism is a complex neurological disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. Autism affects individuals in different ways and to varying degrees, which is why it is referred to as a spectrum disorder. Spectrum is a word used to classify something or suggest it can be classified in terms of a scale, a range, or opposite points. A spectrum is also defined as a band of colors of varying degrees of refraction according to wavelength. A rainbow for example. This is perhaps how a rainbow of colors began to be used to symbolize autism spectrum disorder.

There are many reasons to head to the zoo today.

A day of acceptance is a great and powerful reason on itโ€™s own. ๐ŸŒˆ