Take a moment to think about the people you come into contact with on a daily basis. These are people that you encounter while dropping your children off at school, picking up groceries from the store, heading to and from work, attending meetings, or any other activity where you might find yourself engaging with the public. When you think about it, we all come into contact with a lot of people each day. A whole lot. Now I want you to take a moment and think about this: 1 out of every 68 American children has been diagnosed with Autism. What exactly is Autism?!
“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.” –Autism Speaks
In support of families who have been impacted by Autism, the Kansas City Royals are hosting Autism Awareness Day at Kauffman Stadium on Sunday May 4, 2014. This incredible event provides the unique opportunity for families to come together and enjoy a baseball game in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. The stadium plans to provide “quiet zones” during the game where families can take a breather should their loved one become overwhelmed during the game.
Tickets for this very special event can be purchased online through the Royals. A portion of the proceeds for each ticket sold to this game will benefit Autism Speaks.
Autism Awareness Day at Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers
Sunday May 4, 2014