Autism is a health crisis that has become far too common and undoubtedly, widespread. It has impacted a number of children on a significant basis——generating questions that are in desperate need of answers. Unfortunately, a majority of the answers sought out by those who need them the most, have been left with no response. Such questions include: what is the exact cause of autism? And how can the various layers and facets of the spectrum disorder be defined so that a direct form of therapy can be administered?
Sadly, statics continue to reiterate the sad truth about autism: it is on the rise and increasing in number. According to Autism Speaks, "Autism affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys." This number has increased since 2007 when the statics showed that 1 in 150 children had autism. Clearly, this is a prevalent and growing concern.
To help combat the lack of communication and social interaction that is caused by this ever-increasing developmental disorder, Pump It Up of Urbandale is hosting a "Sensory Night" to help benefit parents of autistic children. Sensory Night is going to be filled with giant bounce houses and other inflatable jumping stations, that will allow children with autism to stimulate their senses and improve their motor skills while having a blast. It has been proven that such stimulation is therapeutic and encourages mental development.
Sensory Night will be held tonight, Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Cost is $6 per child.
Kids will be in a safe environment with a rigorously prepared and well-trained staff. Socks and a waiver are required.
Pump It Up of Urbandale
4069 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323