Longview-area autism support organisation has annual cruise – Longview News
April 14, 2015 - Picnic Time
A day in a park isn’t always “a day in a park” for relatives of children with autism.
But it was Saturday.
“Thank you,” Eneatra Anderson pronounced as her 7-year-old son, Anthony, handed her a work of art he drew Saturday during Teague Park. “I conclude this, baby.”
The immature artist was there with his elder brother, Chandler, who has autism and was circuitously tossing a round with friends.
Their mother, boss of Positive People with Positive Attitudes, pronounced a autism support group’s third annual cruise also was designed to assistance non-autistic siblings such as Anthony.
“They feel like they’re a usually ones with a hermit (with autism), and afterwards they get out here,” she said, before describing a advantage of relaxing with other relatives who know what it feels like to feel left out.
“Have a relapse during a park, and people start grabbing their kids as if a relapse is contagious,” Anderson said.
“Finally, we get a possibility to turn what’s deliberate normal.”
About 50 relatives and children had arrived by a 10 a.m. start for a picnic.
Children bowled on a lawn, played round or looked over a glow lorry a organisation during Fire Station 3 brought to a picnic. A tiny unit from ArtsView Children’s Theatre performed.
Volunteer Charlotte Kennedy of Longview sealed in and explained because she gave her time even yet she doesn’t have a child with autism.
“Because there are so many,” she said. “It’s untapped, we know what I’m saying?
“It’s still kind of taboo. People see autism as abnormal. They are only a small bit some-more supportive to all around them — supportive to sounds, supportive to light. Sensitive.”
David Grant, who also is not primogenitor of an autistic child, but is a cabinet member of Positive People with Positive Attitudes.
“This is a positive, generally for recognition of autism,” he said. “It’s good for a kids to come out and enjoy, and for a comparison people to learn about autism.”
Next to Grant’s Rodney D. Young word booth, a ARC of Gregg County was fasten a cruise for a initial time.
ARC mouthpiece Shannon Carithers pronounced she is essay a extend focusing on assisting people with autism rise job-finding skills.
“It’s going to combine on employment, on job-training — maybe some opposite job-coaching, on interview/resume skills,” she said.
Some 250 people assimilated a eventuality before it ended.
Anderson pronounced people from Winona, Carthage and elsewhere were among early arrivals.
“We’re Longview, and we adore Longview,” she said. “But we wish to open it adult to surrounding cities.”
For information, hunt Positive People with Positive Attitudes on Facebook.