Georgia Aquarium in participation of our Zoos Go Blue initiative on their Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 19 went blue for autism awareness! Of the highlights included the aquarium illuminating the exterior of the building blue and hosting special activities for our community to enjoy. This also included a special quiet zone area designated for children with autism and other sensory sensitivities.
Missi Kennedy, a mother who took her son with autism to Georgia Aquarium’s Autism Awareness Day said of the event,
“I just wanted to take a minute and thank you all so much for such a treat that our family had yesterday! My son Jess had never been to the aquarium before. My husband and I had been nervous about taking him due to crowds. Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing our little man to enjoy himself so much! As a mom it was so nice not to have to worry about any behavior issues. Being surrounded by so many kind caring people filled my heart full! Thank you again for all that so many of you do!”