Greater Lansing Celebrates April as Autism Awareness Month With Community-wide Sensory-Friendly Initiative
Pictured is (Left to Right) Kelly Stuible-Clark with the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Julie Pingston with the Greater Lansing CVB and Catherine Blatnik with the Mid-Michigan Autism Association accepting the Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration at the 2019 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
The Greater Lansing region prides itself on being a welcoming community and it is our goal to provide the best experience to all guests that visit. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 59 children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Therefore, in 2017 the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau began a collaboration with regional attractions to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental disabilities, sensory processing disorder, and other neuro-diverse individuals and their families.