The events include a children’s book reading and a public art exhibit.
WHAT: Texas Tech University's Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is hosting a children's book reading for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
WHEN: 2 p.m. Friday (April 7)
WHERE: Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, 2902 18th St.
EVENT: The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research is hosting a special reading of "The Frog with ASD: A True Story of Love, Kindness and Determination" by KCBD-TV news anchor Karin McCay.
The children's book shares a message about embracing unique talents and is based on the life of Brandon Buzzank, a young man with ASD who found his niche working as a mascot for McGavock Nissan of Lubbock.
The event will include milk and cookies, goodie bags and a meet-and-greet with Buzzank.
The Burkhart Center requests that all media attending the event refrain from taking any identifying pictures or video recordings of Burkhart Center clients at the event. The center prioritizes the privacy and safety of its clients and wants to ensure their dignity is respected at all times.
The book reading is part of the Burkhart Center's celebration of World Autism Month, which is observed every April to raise awareness about autism, promote acceptance and support inclusion of individuals on the autism spectrum in all aspects of life.
- McGavock Nissan of Lubbock is also hosting an art exhibit during the entire month of April, featuring artwork created by students in the Burkhart Center's Transition Academy. The exhibit is open for public viewing during the dealership's regular business hours. The dealership is located at 6312 Milwaukee Ave.
CONTACT: Susan Voland
Unit manager, Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, Texas Tech University