This past June continued to be a busy month for the FAAST Program! Last month, CIL Assistive Technologies Specialist, Claudia Avendano, represented the CIL and FAAST at two events, the Autism Awareness Resource Fair at the Lafayette County Public Library in Mayo, FL, and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day at the Senior Recreation Center in Gainesville.
The Autism Awareness Resource Fair helped families connect with organizations that provide services and resources for neuro-diverse individuals. The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provided information and resources to assist Alachua County residents with preventing elder abuse and scams.
At both events, Claudia was able to provide information about assistive technology devices that can assist individuals with disabilities and the elderly, as well as various services at the CIL. As always, Claudia enjoyed speaking with community members and fellow vendors, and spreading the word about all we do for people with disabilities in our catchment area!
ID: Two pictures: The first picture is Claudia (left) and Bonnie Burgess with VR (right) standing in front of a light beige wall at the Autism Awareness Resource Fair. The photo has a purple background, Autism Awareness Resource Fair is written on the top left, FAAST is written on the bottom right, and the CIL logo is displayed on the top right. The second picture is of Claudia standing behind the FAAST display table to the right, at the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Event. The table is covered with the FAAST tablecloth, brochures, informational flyers and FAAST AT devices. The photo has a turquoise background, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is written on the top left, FAAST is written on the bottom right, and the CIL logo is displayed on the top right.