June 20, 2011 – Webster, NY – Several players from the Rochester Red Wings will be visiting individuals at CDS’ Webster Creative Opportunities program tomorrow, June 21st from 12-1pm, at 1 Penweb Park in Webster, NY 14580.


The players will be talking about what it’s like to be a professional athlete and to play baseball for the Red Wings.  Individuals will have a chance to ask questions, and even play a game of catch with the athletes.


“Autism is one of the fastest growing disabilities in our country, and their are many people who are still undiagnosed,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, CDS President/CEO. “We hope to raise awareness and educate the public on the programs and services offered in Monroe County for children and teens with Autism.  The Autism Awareness Fair brings together community members and families impacted by Autism, in order to learn more about this disorder and the supports that are available to them.”


The evening will include activities for everyone in the family including face painting, therapy animals, yoga and Wii games.  Other activities will focus on art, sensory and music therapy.  There will be a supervised open-swim in CDS’ world-class pool as well as an appearance from Rosco the Clown.


CDS is asking that those interested in the open swim from 6-7pm please register by April 27 to ensure availability.  For more information about the event or to register please contact Sarah Eksten at 585-347-1075 or  via email  at SEksten@CDSUnistel.org.


The Autism Skill Building Program at CDS prides itself in helping children to increase overall social skills, teach individuals how to handle emotions, cope with stress and develop self monitoring techniques through guided play, role playing, games, field trips, and physical activities in a safe and caring environment.


For over 30 years, CDS has been a leader in offering both quality and choice of services to people. CDS provides residential, employment, and day-habilitation services, service coordination and transition services  to 1,500 people with developmental disabilities throughout Monroe and Wayne County.   Most recently, CDS started the Warrior SALUTE program helping Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder regain their lives with clinical and vocational rehabilitation services.