April 2nd, 2011 was Autism Awareness Day, where people were encouraged to wear blue clothing or ribbons to spread awareness about autism spectrum disorders. The day is part of National Autism Awareness Month that runs throughout the month of April. The month is sponsored by the Autism Society, which aims to improve the lives of individuals affected by autism spectrum disorders.
One of the proven ways to improve the well being of individuals with autism is bean bag furniture because it provides important sensory stimulation. As part of Autism Awareness Month, families or organizations for individuals affected by autism should consider using bean bag furniture for everyday sensory therapy and relaxation. Bean bags can be a way for other members of the family and those with autism to play and relax together. Organizations can also put bean bag furniture in their offices for individuals to have a place to relax.
Bean bags can also be an important part of Autism Awareness Month events. Many local Autism Society chapters hold fundraising and awareness-raising events during April, including “movievents.” These unique events feature a special screening of the movie “Wretches & Jabberers” by award winning director Gerardine Wurzburg, a documentary about individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In addition to the movie, these special Autism Society events feature a panel discussion about autism.
Beanbag furniture can be a great place to lounge and watch movies, and when you add that to the therapeutic value of bean bags for individuals with autism, you get the perfect movie-watching furniture for these events.