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Nashville Zoo to hold Autism Awareness Day, April 26th

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo is proud to host Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 26th from noon – 4:00pm.

Autism Awareness Day, held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), is included with Zoo admission or membership.

Family-oriented animal experiences and games will be held throughout the Zoo, and guests can visit staff on the Croft Historic House and Farm lawn for information on Nashville Zoo’s efforts to promote inclusion of audiences on the autism spectrum.

Nashville Zoo - Critter Encounters. (Amiee Stubbs)
Nashville Zoo – Critter Encounters. (Amiee Stubbs)

The Zoo, along with TRIAD, has developed support tools for the guests on the spectrum, such as visual schedules, social stories, and adjusted Zoo maps.

This information can also be downloaded on the Zoo’s website.

The Zoo’s Autism Awareness Day is made possible with support from the Nashville Predators Foundation. For more information on Autism Awareness Day, contact education@nashvillezoo.org.

About the Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.  Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership.

For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org

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