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Autism Awareness StoryWalk (@Miller Park)

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In-Person Program

Age Group:

Child, Everyone
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Program Description

Autism Awareness StoryWalk (@Miller Park)

Come to beautiful Miller Park (between the pavilion and the zoo) between Friday, April 2, and Sunday, April 11 to follow the path of our StoryWalk® and read My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete, pictures by Shane W. Evans (Scholastic, 2010).  


"Charlie has autism. His brain works in a special way. It's harder for him to make friends. Or show his true feelings. Or stay safe." But as his big sister tells us, for everything that Charlie can't do well, there are plenty more things that he's good at. He knows the names of all the American presidents. He knows stuff about airplanes. And he can even play the piano better than anyone he knows. Actress and national autism spokesperson Holly Robinson Peete collaborates with her daughter on this book based on Holly's 10-year-old son, who has autism.


Also from April 2-11, this same StoryWalk® will be available on the grounds of the McLean County Museum of History, 200 N Main St.

Bloomington Public Library, Autism McLean, Autism Friendly Community, the City of Bloomington's Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department, and the McLean County Museum of History are pleased to offer this cooperative program.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 14 countries, including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.