Zoo Announces First Annual Autism Awareness Day
Nashville Zoo is proud to announce the first annual Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 27 from noon - 4 p.m.
Held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), Autism Awareness Day is included with Zoo admission or membership and offers family-oriented animal experiences and activities throughout the Zoo. Guests can visit staff on the lawn of the Historic Grassmere Home and Farm for information on the Zoo’s efforts to promote inclusion of audiences on the autism spectrum.
Those planning on attending the event will be able to visit the Zoo website in advance to download support tools for guests on autism spectrum such as visual schedules, social stories, and modified Zoo maps. For more information on Autism Awareness Day, please contact Eltine DeYoung, Education Curator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 627-3044.
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 776,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.