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CANCLED: Connect & Play 2020

March 15, 2020








Hello friends,


We wanted to reach out to let you know that we have been closely monitoring concerns regarding the Covid-19 situation.  Based on the recommendations from local authorities, we have made the difficult decision to cancel‘Connect and Play on Autism Awareness Day 2020.’  Refunds have been issued to anyone who pre-purchased an ‘all access pass.’


Although we will no longer be coming together as a community on April 2nd, we would like to encourage everyone to take a little extra time on World Autism Awareness Day to Connect and Play, even if it’s within your home, practice, or school. We would love to see pictures of how you decide to celebrate and shine a light on autism/neurodiversity, so feel free to share pictures with us and tag them #ConnectAndPlay.



The City reminds everyone that the Florida Department of Health has established a dedicated coronavirus call center at 1-866-779-6121 that is available 24 hours a day seven days a week, as well as a dedicated email address at which the public can use for questions or clarifications on issues related to the coronavirus.  For additional information regarding coronavirus, please visit or


That being said, please mark your calendars for next year’s Connect & Play on Autism Awareness Day event, scheduled for April 2, 2021.  


We would also like to take a moment to thank all of our amazing sponsors who signed up immediately to support this awesome community event and to showcase their organizations.  Please check them out- they are awesome!! 


Connect and Play 2020 Sponsors included:


The City of Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation, Autism Education and Development Solutions, Children’s Relationship Center,The Bows and Ties, Super School, Special Connections Academy, CSI Caregiver Services, Inc., Shaka Soul Surfers, Special Education Advocacy Services, Beyond Booksmart, and New City Players. 


Thank you for your understanding and continued support!




Team Connect and Play


Dr. Jennie Trocchio, Music Therapist Sarah Galvan, and Dr. Lina Moyano 




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