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Autism in Long Beach Helps Parents Understand
AILB and supporters host the Parents Workshop Series for families on the spectrum.
Amalia Starr spoke with parents about her experience raising a child on the spectrum. Starr’
While the parents were in the workshop, Center Space’s Maria D’Ambrosio offered the children Leap Frog Yoga for Kids. It was clear that the children enjoyed this activity. A few even offered their own yoga-inspired poses. Alexandra, one of the AILB children, demonstrated “Cat Bed”. Tiara L. Simmons, a volunteer, said, “What I found the most inspiring was watching children not a part of AILB playing with our children. To children, playtime is playtime.” To Autism in Long Beach, playtime is also learning time not only for the children, but also for the parents, volunteers and sponsors. “Thank you to Center Space for giving us an opportunity to bring awareness to autism in the city of Long Beach,” says Jane Tipton (Founder/CEO)
The next in the Parents Workshop Series is “Journey in Adolescence”
About Autism in Long Beach - Autism in Long Beach provides awareness, resources, and support for families on the spectrum. The goal is to raise community awareness and inclusion for the families in Long Beach and surrounding areas.
About Center Space – Center Space is a project of the Catalyst Network of Communities, a 501c3 non-profit social impact organization. Collaborating partners on the organizing team include Long Beach Time Exchange, T’s Space, Leap Frog Yoga, The Narra Project, Team Zumba USA, Shift Long Beach, and the Greener Good Farmers Market. www.centerspacelb.org