Heine Brothers’ partners with FEAT of Louisville in their Autism Friendly Business Initiative

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Heine Brothers’ partners with FEAT of Louisville in their Autism Friendly Business Initiative

 

Louisville, KY –  June 25, 2018 Heine Brothers’ and Vint has partnered with FEAT of Louisville Autism Friendly Business” FREE Training & Certification Program which focuses on training local businesses in Autism Awareness, Acceptance, and Understanding.  Heine Brothers’ have trained their staff in all 15 Louisville area locations including their newest location in the Omni.

“With the rate of autism rising and currently affecting 1 in 59 children (I in 42 boys), the Autism Friendly Business Initiative not only encourages inclusion in our community, it offers local businesses a simple online training for their staff to effectively accommodate the needs of the growing and underserved autism population,” said Deborah Morton, Executive Director of FEAT of Louisville.

In 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer knighted Louisville as an “Autism Friendly City.”  At that same time, FEAT spearheaded a local working group of autism provides called the Autism Friendly Community. Their goal was to fill gaps that existed in our community.

“It is important to invest in our community and customers.  At the heart of what we do, we try to make sure we are respectful to all customers.  This certification has given us more tools, resources, and options to be able to service our customers in a compassionate environment.” Toni McDowell, Operations Manager at Heine Brothers’.

It’s our goal through the Autism Friendly Business Initiative to truly create an Autism Friendly City right here in the HEART of Kentuckiana. For more information, contact FEAT of Louisville or visit autismfriendlycommunity.com.

 

ABOUT FAMILIES for EFFECTIVE AUTISM TREATMENT (FEAT) of Louisville

Founded in 1999 and based in Louisville, Kentucky, FEAT of Louisville exists to help ease the journey for children and families with Autism through ongoing support, education, programs, and resources. Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically surfaces prior to age three. Affected children generally lack appropriate social engagement, have significant communication impairments, and often demonstrate repetitive behaviors due to sensory dysfunction. 

FEAT of Louisville partners with the community to provide programs for children with autism, including the Endeavor Program, a specialized preschool program for children with autism, Get Your FEAT Wet therapeutic swim program, and the Dreams in Motion summer camp which offers structured activities and social interaction.

 

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