Food for thought with a picnic in the park this weekend

Grab your blanket and pack the sarnies because it’s time for a great big picnic.

This Saturday (14 April), families and health professionals from across Liverpool will converge on Norris Green Park for the annual Autism In Motion Picnic in the Park.

Now in its second year, the Picnic in the Park is a chance for families of children with autism and the professionals they work with to get together to share information and have fun.

Autism In Motion is a parent-led group based at Norris Green Youth Centre. It supports families of children with Autism and other neurological conditions through courses, workshops and coffee mornings in schools and within the local community. It also provides a range activities for the children.

The Liverpool City Council-backed event has been organised as part of the ongoing World Autism Day celebrations. It will see between 20 and 30 stalls providing a wealth of information and advice.

Autism In Motion organiser Hannah Tickle said: “We were amazed at the turnout last year with families from across the city, local residents and community groups coming together to raise awareness and understanding.”

“This year’s event promises to be even bigger and better with even more services and organisations taking part and even more fun for the families and children.”

The Picnic in the Park takes place at Norris Green Park, Lorenzo Drive, on Saturday 14 April between noon and 4pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information about Autism In Motion, you can visit the website: www.aimautism.com

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