KCART joins KU Baseball as it Celebrates Autism Acceptance Month 

The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (KCART) will be joining KU Baseball to support autistic individuals and their families at the second annual Autism Family Day game at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, April 6, at Hoglund Ballpark, 1545 Allen Fieldhouse Drive in Lawrence, Kan.

"Hoglund Ballpark"

As the KU Jayhawks face the West Virginia Mountaineers, individuals, families and children are invited to attend and stop by the resource table to participate in activities before the game. They can meet staff and researchers from KCART, and learn about opportunities to participate in autism research. 

“We're excited to be a part of this event and invite individuals and families to visit our resource table at the game to get to know us and learn more about what we do to support autistic people,” said Sean Swindler, KCART’s Director of Community Program Development and Evaluation.

April is Autism Acceptance Month. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. About 1 in 36 children have been identified with ASD, according to estimates from CDC

The game will feature additional sensory experiences for fans as well. The game will begin with zero ambient noise from our video board and public announcements. As the innings continue, the noise will slowly increase to create an inclusive gameday experience for everyone in attendance.

Parking is free on weekends and one-hour prior to the game during weekdays.

Tickets are available through KU Athletics.