April is Autism Acceptance month, and our discussion today will touch the latest information on autism identification, therapies, resources in Kansas City, and how we can all be allies for families with an autistic child.
- About 1 in 36 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups
- ASD is nearly 4 times more common among boys than girls
Here to discuss with us today is Marena Mitchell, speech pathologist and owner of Bringing Therapy Home.
Meet Marena Mitchell
In addition to being a speech pathologist and business owner, Marena is mom to two kids — Everett, 11 and Cora, 7 —and was recently awarded 2022 Kansas Speech-Language Pathologist of the Year. Marena is passionate about Autism, Social Emotional Development, Executive Functioning skills, and parent collaboration.
What We’re Loving In Kansas City
Craft Putt is a locally owned mini golf bar and restaurant located in Overland Park, KS. Megan and her family went and it was extremely family friendly, perfect for all ages. Go to just putt-putt or stay and have dinner afterwards. The 9,000 sq ft space features a custom designed 10-hole indoor mini golf course that was designed by the owner to challenge those with competitive spirits but to also be enjoyed by the more casual putt putter. It also features 24 local craft beers!
Check out our full putt putt guide here!
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