Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville

Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce it will be participating with Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Louisville this April, hosting free event nights for families affected by autism. This event is a part of city-wide series in honor Autism Awareness Month, bringing the Louisville community together to foster an inclusive atmosphere for all Louisville residents.

Join us for a free admission evening from 5-7pm on Monday, April 2nd.

Although autism affects 1 in every 68 children (1 in 42 boys), there is still a stigma surrounding these children and their families. Elizabeth Braun, board member of FEAT, says that sometimes the hardest part of raising a child with autism is feeling estranged from your community. By partnering with FEAT, the Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to offer an evening geared toward making these children and their families feel at ease during their visit. Small components of our environment that we take for granted – sound, light, etc – can have a major impact on children with autism. In addition to fostering an environment that will make these children feel at ease, we are also proud to foster a welcoming community to support these children and their families.

It can be hard to break down the barrier between disabilities. With the help of FEAT and our partners, we are proud to serve as an example within our city, offering compassion and consideration to all families. We are proud of the city of Louisville and our partners for continuing to foster inclusive spaces for all families to enjoy.

Enjoy the Frazier Museum on April 9th, the Muhammad Ali Center on April 16th and the Kentucky Science Center on April 24th. All free admission with autism friendly programming from 5-7pm.

For more information on FEAT, please visit their website at: https://featoflouisville.org/.

Candice Champlin

Communications Intern for the Kentucky Derby Museum