SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) Salem Public Library is launching a new program -- the first of its kind for our area -- that would help children with disabilities and their families.
"A lot of our parents have reached out and said that coming out into the community is their hardest task," organizer Danielle Hill said.
The library's launching a Sensory Night program Friday (Feb. 1) with the help of ABC's of Applied Behavior Analysis, a Salem clinic for children with special needs.
The after-hours event is designed for kids with special needs, giving them a chance to use library services in a friendly, relaxed environment.
"This allows the families to feel comfortable bringing their children into the community to engage in regular community activities and not worry about the social stigma that comes with having a child with a disability,"
The first Sensory Night runs from 5:30-7:30 PM, with plans to hold more the first Friday of every month.
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