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Sensory friendly fall festival

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia and the Fredericksburg Regional Autism Action Group are holding a sensory friendly harvest

party in the fellowship hall of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 28, 4-5 p.m.

Partygoers can dress up, but are asked to skip the scary costumes.

Sensory friendly atmosphere and activities include:

  • Sensory boxes
  • Obstacle course,
  • Wheelbarrow races
  • Quiet areas
  • “Clean” candy option