Compton will be bustling with kids, families and Autism Awareness supporters as dozens of vendors come together for â€śBack to School Resource Fair 3â€ť produced by Hub City Autism Network. Know Me Network will host an arts & crafts booth as a first-time vendor for the event.
Online PR News – 06-August-2013 – COMPTON, Calif. – The Know Me Network is a non-profit organization and Autism Awareness group supporting children and families on the Autism Spectrum through art, music and recreational activities. On Saturday, August 10, Know Me Network will join with Hub City Autism Network and dozens of resource vendors and Autism Awareness supporters as a guest vendor to present an interactive arts & crafts booth. Know Me Network will supply numerous art design templates, crayons, markers, paper, paint, paintbrushes and other supplies for special needs children to create beautiful works of art. Along with the art and coloring table will stand a resource table complete with informational literature about supporting Know Me Network and children on the Autism Spectrum.
â€śBack to School Resource Fair 3â€ť will be held on August 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Optimal School, located at 1300 E. Palmer St. Compton, CA 90221. Attendees can expect free backpack and school supplies giveaways, a skateboard clinic, live entertainment and more. Parents are encouraged to RSVP by email to email@example.com in order to receive a free backpack for their child. This event is free and open to the public.
Know Me Network Founder and Executive Director Melva Thompson named the organization after her 17-year-old daughter, Nomi. Thompson acts quickly on securing opportunities to highlight Know Me Network and champion its mission.
â€śAs a parent, who sees the personality and creativity within my child struggling to emerge, I am driven to get to â€śKnowâ€ť my daughter more and more,â€ť said Thompson. â€śI want to encourage others in our community to hear and feel the voice of children with Autism and join in this social network where they are normalized and free to explore their talents and increase their social skills.â€ť
Know Me Networkâ€™s participation will help increase awareness, support families and children with autism, and promote unity within the Compton community. The organization recently hosted an arts & crafts booth at the â€śBully Free Zone 3â€ť event produced by Autism in Long Beach, and the YES Academy Community Health & Academic Fair in Los Angeles. Know Me Network hopes to contribute arts & crafts projects and other creative projects to upcoming autism awareness events.
Interested parents, families, supporters, and advocates are encouraged to join their growing online social network community by liking their Facebook page www.facebook.com/KnowMeNetwork and following them on Twitter @KnowMeNetwork.
About Know Me Network:
Know Me Network is designed to provide a socially stimulating and supportive network for children and families living with Autism. Our mission is to create a community-based environment where children with Autism can explore their creative nature and build friendships. Our focus is to provide parents/families with a â€śHands-onâ€ť forum to learn more about getting to know their child/children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum through the Arts and recreational activities. Based in Compton, CA, the Know Me Network is a non-profit organization with pending 501 C 3 status. For more information about autism and how to support, please visit www.KnowMeNetwork.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KnowMeNetwork.