"Messy Morning" begins Autism Awareness Week - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

"Messy Morning" begins Autism Awareness Week

(Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News multimedia journalist) (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News multimedia journalist)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News multimedia journalist) (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News multimedia journalist)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News multimedia journalist) (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News multimedia journalist)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

More than 2,500 parents and children of all ages attended "Messy Morning" at Cape Girardeau's Show Me Center to begin Autism Awareness Month activities in Missouri.

The event was free to the public and included a Sensory Sensitive Room and activities hosted by the Autism Awareness of Southeast Missouri Committee.

In addition to Messy Morning, Southeast Missouri State University will offer Autism awareness activities on April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center.

Other Autism Awareness events planned in Missouri are listed below:

-April 9--Autism Rally in Jefferson City, Mo., at the state capital. It will begin at the Governor's Office and move to the capitol building to encourage interaction with legislators.
-April 18--Dr. Victoria Moore of the Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment will discuss Autism Spectrum Disorder at 8:40 a.m. on the KZIM Radio morning show.
-April 19--"Muppets: Most Wanted" will be shown at Cape West Cine 14 in Cape Girardeau for its Sensory Saturday Movie at 10 a.m. -April 29 and 30--Aaron Likens, an individual diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrom, will appear at two speaking events to advocate for early intervention services and better understanding of autism.
-April 29 will be at New Life Ministries in New Madrid from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
-April 30 will be at the Cape Girardeau Public Library from 6:00 to 8 p.m. Both evens are free to the public.

Other ways to show support for Autism awareness are by wearing the color blue, or incorporating the color blue at your home or business by balloons, ribbons or blue light bulbs.

Copyright 2014 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • American ISIS wife endured horror, now wants to come home

    American ISIS wife endured horror, now wants to come home

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:26:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:02:08 GMT

    Sam Sally says she was coerced by her husband, who has since died, into crossing into ISIS territory while on vacation in Turkey four years ago.

    Sam Sally says she was coerced by her husband, who has since died, into crossing into ISIS territory while on vacation in Turkey four years ago.

  • AL mother pleads for drivers to put down distractions while driving

    AL mother pleads for drivers to put down distractions while driving

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-04-18 11:07:42 GMT
    April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)
    April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)April is distracted driving awareness month (Source: Michelle Lunsford)

    April is distracted driving awareness month, and a mother from Alabaster hopes her daughter's story will convince you to keep both eyes on the road at all times. 

    April is distracted driving awareness month, and a mother from Alabaster hopes her daughter's story will convince you to keep both eyes on the road at all times. 

  • Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

    Trump will skip Barbara Bush funeral, sending first lady

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:42:41 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 1:06 AM EDT2018-04-20 05:06:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs of Air Force One during his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs of Air Force One during his arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, April 19, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is not planning to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, choosing instead to send his wife, first lady Melania Trump. Trump frequently assailed members of the Bush family...
    President Donald Trump is not planning to attend the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush, choosing instead to send his wife, first lady Melania Trump. Trump frequently assailed members of the Bush family during his 2016 campaign.
Powered by Frankly