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Bruce II Sports Complex recognized as autism friendly

From left, Joan Chaissson of Autism Involves Me, Kris Bragg of Kris’ Kustoms and Wanda Merrigan, manager of the Bruce II Sports Complex celebrate the designation of the facility  being declared autism friendly.
From left, Joan Chaissson of Autism Involves Me, Kris Bragg of Kris’ Kustoms and Wanda Merrigan, manager of the Bruce II Sports Complex celebrate the designation of the facility being declared autism friendly. - Contributed

PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L.

The Bruce II Sports complex has been declared autism friendly, says Joan Chaisson, co-founder of Autism Involves Me (AIM).

In order to receive the designation, employees received autism awareness training. Staff also developed a specialized swimming program for autism and a Sunshine Bowling League to embrace all people with challenges.

The sports centre has also partnered with AIM to develop a sensory gym for all pre-schoolers and children in the area with autism or other sensory needs.
Kris Bragg of Kris’ Kustoms donated a sign for the Bruce II to display for its guests.

Rosalyn.roy@gulfnews.ca

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