AMI Participating in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival

The AMI is continuing their 2-year relationship with the Philadelphia Science Festival this year as an event partner with The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Cipher Prime, Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support at Saint Joseph's University, and the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Amanda Almon, Chair/Director and Associate Professor of the Biomedical Art Program at the Cleveland Institute of Art, will be a featured speaker at Gaming as Therapy: A Pathway to Interaction. This event looks at how games, and their design, can be used as tools for developing ways in which children and adults with autism spectrum conditions can interact. The event will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 6 p.m. at The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia.

Tickets are $10, $9 for educators, and is free for kids under 12 . There will be an opportunity for children to explore various games designed for autism spectrum children.