The Beignet Fest Foundation’s Community Corner promotes our partners and events in the community that serve children with developmental differences. We’re also offering online resources for kids that may need help understanding COVID-19.
Children with autism and developmental disabilities and their families are invited to a sensory friendly morning to celebrate Juneteenth at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint! Trained educators and volunteers will help lead exploration of museum exhibitions and drop-in art activities celebrating Juneteenth and New Orleans culture and music. Luther Gray and Jamilah Peters-Muhammad of the Congo Square Preservation Society will lead drumming and dancing. Come create, dance, sing, and celebrate together. This program is free for the whole family!Learn More
Thanks to a partnership with the Autism Society of Cincinnati, we are excited to be able to offer the teens in the Greater New Orleans area an opportunity to participate in their Online Teen Time Hangouts! Teen Time Hangouts are designed to give teens with autism opportunities to interact with peers, play games, practice social skills, build friendships, and have FUN!Learn More
A support group that provides an environment for parents residing in Orleans, Plaquemine, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes in the disability community to come together to share information, ask questions and gain support from others who are in similar situations. NOTE: The support group is for PARENTS ONLY.Learn More
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