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Leon County to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with upcoming events, resources

Autism Awareness
Posted at 12:54 PM, Mar 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-29 12:57:29-04

LEON COUNTY, FLa. — In celebration of autism and neurodiversity during Autism Acceptance Month in April, Leon County Government is set to hold several events and offer resources from the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System.

The events consist of art exhibits, music therapy, a resource fair, and sensory story times for all ages and abilities, according to the County.

The County is encouraging local community members to attend the following events:

  • Artists and Autism: A Kaleidoscope of Neurodiversity Exhibit Opening - From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 1, there will be an exhibit at the downtown Main Library, featuring digital and physical artwork by local artists. People will be able to chat with artists and enjoy crafts for children and adults.
    • Exhibit will be on display until April 30.
  • Artists and Autism: A Kaleidoscope of Neurodiversity First Friday Kickoff - From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 7, a kickoff event featuring artwork by local artists and a performance by rock band, The Electric People will take place at Railroad Square Art Park.
    • Exhibits at Obsessions Gift Shop and Able Artists Gallery will be on display until April 30.
  • Adult Book Club - On April 27 at 5 p.m., a discussion about the 2017 novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will take place, focusing on the importance of human connection and friendship.
    • People may attend in person at Fort Braden Branch Library or via zoom.
  • Resource Fair - From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 29, families are invited to connect with organizations at the downtown Main Library that are set to provide resources and services for neurodiverse people.
  • Music Therapy: Make Music Together - People are invited to play music, dance and single while learning how to use music to achieve therapeutic goals for children and caregivers with the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Music Therapy Department, according to the County.
    • To view available dates, times and locations, click here.
  • Sensory Story Time - Children and caregivers will have the opportunity to enjoy stories, songs and more fun in an interactive story time.
    • To view available dates, times and locations, click here.

To view a complete list of resources and events, visit