ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM TRAINS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY STAFF TO BE AN AUTISM SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

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ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM TRAINS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY STAFF TO BE AN AUTISM SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

December 16, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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ANDERSON CENTER FOR AUTISM TRAINS FDR PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY STAFF TO BE AN AUTISM SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

PHOTO CAPTION: ACCESS AMBASSADORS ATTEND AUTISM SUPPORTIVE
ENVIRONMENT TRAINING LED BY LAUREN HAMILL

Hyde Park, NY –Anderson Center for Autism recently provided training to the Access
Ambassadors at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum to support
the FDR Library becoming an Autism Supportive Environment. The training program is
grant-funded through Dutchess County’s “Think DIFFERENTLY” initiative. The FDR
Library annually hosts thousands of visitors, including many school-aged children, with
varying ability levels.

The Autism Supportive Environment Program offers free consultation services specific to
each organization or businesses’ needs to create an environment that is supportive to
individuals with autism and their families. Lisa Susczynski, Consulting Coordinator for
Anderson Center for Autism, explained, “the services we provide may include staff
training, design recommendations regarding sensitivity to stimuli, visual supports and
safety.” The Access Ambassadors plan to offer events for individuals with special needs,
including autism, to create an array of visual supports in the museum, and to make
modifications to their website.

Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum
commented, “This is great, we’re excited about getting started and will be in contact
with Anderson for more pointers along the way I am sure.” Susczynski agreed that the
initial session “Opens the way for continued collaboration, future consultation and the
development of a community event.”

Participating businesses receive an Autism Supportive Environment Certificate of
Completion, a decal for display, and listings on Anderson Center for Autism’s website, in
marketing materials, and the Autism Supportive Environment resource directory.
Businesses interested in participating in the Autism Supportive Environment Program
should call: 845-889-9616 or visit www.andersoncenterforautism.org/ase

About Anderson Center for Autism
Anderson Center for Autism is New York’s premier autism treatment and care center. It
is a not-for-profit organization located in picturesque Staatsburg, N.Y., dedicated to
providing the highest quality programs possible for both children and adults with
autism. It employs 800 specialists who are expertly trained to diagnose, treat, and care
for adults and children on the autism spectrum. For more information, visit
andersoncenterforautism.org