Bloomington Public Library hosting event to raise autism awareness

StoryWalks have been installed in all 50 states and 14 countries including Germany, Canada, England and Russia. (Photo courtesy: Heart of Illinois ABC)

By Heart of Illinois ABC

BLOOMINGTON – April is Autism Acceptance Month, and this week, the Bloomington Public Library is holding a special event at Miller Park to raise awareness of the developmental disorder.

The Autism Awareness StoryWalk will take place between the pavilion and the zoo now through April 11.

Visitors can follow a specially marked pathway that includes reading a children’s book called “My Brother Charlie”.

The book was written by awareness activist Holly Robinson Peete and her daughter. It is inspired by her 10-year old son who has autism.

The zoo is partnering with Autism McLean and other local awareness groups to make the event happen.

StoryWalks have been installed in all 50 states and 14 countries including Germany, Canada, England and Russia.

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