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Turnstone Hosts 3rd Annual Inclusive Trunk or Treat

October 14th, 2019

Turnstone Hosts 3rd Annual Inclusive Trunk or Treat

FORT WAYNE, IN (October 9, 2019) – Turnstone Center invites community members of all ages and abilities to the 3rd Annual Inclusive Trunk or Treat event on Thursday, October 24th. Each trunk will be equipped with an AAC device so everyone can participate in the fun.

 

The event will take place at Turnstone in Parking Lot B beginning at 5 pm and will run until 7 pm, or as long as supplies last. Trunks will pass out a variety of edible and non-edible treats so that dietary restrictions do not prevent anyone from participating.

 

AAC is short for Augmentative Alternative Communication.  The term refers to all of the methods and tools used to supplement or replace speech or writing for those with language impairments. AAC devices are designed for individuals who cannot use a traditional voice to communicate.  They could be as simple as a picture exchange or as advanced as a speech-generating computer. Regardless of the method or tool, AAC devices ensure that all people have the ability to express their voice.

 

In addition to featuring Halloween festivities, the month of October is also AAC Awareness Month. This allows for the perfect opportunity to host an inclusive community event that provides AAC devices for children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to participate in the classic childhood activity of Trick-or-Treating.

 

Volunteers are invited to decorate their own trunks and contribute to the excitement, passing out treats to each of the Trunk-or-Treaters. Donations of candy and other child-friendly items are also welcome. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating should call Turnstone at 260-483-2100.

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