This year, the Consumer Advisory Council introduced the Community Investment Fund to award money to one Utah non-profit organization to improve the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.
Out of 13 proposals, the non-profit awardee for 2012 was the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum in downtown Salt Lake City.
Partnering with the Autism Council of Utah, the museum will use the money to provide an Autism Day in June, exclusively for families of children with autism. Special programming and support groups will be offered to parents and children during these events and Discovery Gateway staff will be provided sensitivity training by the Autism Council staff.
Families of children with autism are invited to attend the Autism Day at the Children’s Museum on Friday, June 29th, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Discovery Gateway is currently seeking a private sponsor to ensure that Autism Day at the Children’s Museum can become a monthly event in the lives of the families of children with autism.
The CPD is proud to support events such as this, that help improve the lives of people with disabilities.