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USD Hosts Sensory-Friendly Events in Recognition of Autism Awareness Month

VERMILLION, S.D. – In recognition of autism awareness month in April, the University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities will host a series of free events in Sioux Falls for individuals with sensory disorders, their families and support staff.

The “Arts and Adventures” events will occur at the Sioux Falls Museum of Visual Materials located at 500 North Main Avenue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Food, arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, face painting and a photo booth will be offered at all events. All those attending will receive a door prize donated by local businesses.

The USD Center for Disabilities provides a variety of services for individuals, families, schools and community agencies that are diagnosed, live with or work with those who have autism spectrum disorder. Services include interdisciplinary diagnostic clinics, technical assistance, trainings and family support to people across South Dakota.

To register, click on the following Eventbrite links:
April 10 - 10-11:30 a.m., ages 2-6
April 12 - 4-5:30 p.m., ages 6-12
April 19 - 5:30-7 p.m., all ages


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.