AIA News

November 19, 2014

AIA Sponsors Archaeologists for Autism

Archaeologists for Autism

The Archaeological Institute of America is proud to be a sponsor of Archaeologists for Autism’s inaugural event. Archaeologists for Autism was founded by archaeologist Tom Penders who was inspired by his own autistic daughter’s experiences. The organanization’s mission is to “unlock the potential of children with developmental disabilities” through archaeological activities and events. In its inagural year, Archaeologists for Autism is holding an event on an archaeological site with a wide range of activities for children on the autism spectrum and their families to enjoy. See below for details about the event.

When: Saturday November 22, 2014 from 9am-3pm
Where: Sams House at Pine Island, Merritt Island, Florida
What: Planned activities at the event include… 

  • Ais Indian Exhibit
  • Anchor Mapping
  • Artifact Dig Pit
  • BioFacts
  • Cabin Exhibits
  • Coloring Station
  • Fossil Dig Pit Exhibit
  • Fossil Display
  • Fossil Making
  • Live Music
  • Native American Exhibit
  • Prehistoric Pottery
  • Sifting for Fossils
  • Silent Auction
  • Timeline Trail Exhibits
  • Underwater Archaeologist
  • 3D Printing and Laser Scanning

To learn more about the Archaeologists for Autism and this event, visit their website.


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