‘HC student hosts story hour for autistic children at library’

Telegram & Gazette

April 18th, 2013 by 


In a Telegram & Gazette story, Kelsey Horton ’13 shared her experiences organizing a weekly story hour for autistic children during Autism Awareness Month.

Expressing the motivation behind her story hour, which is offered through the Worcester Public Library, Horton said, “In high school, I was very involved in my library. I was involved in a program very similar to this.”

“Autistic children, like all children of special needs, are welcomed and encouraged to go to any story hour at all public libraries,” she continued. “But for these children and their parents, being comfortable is important to the experience,” the Telegram & Gazette added. “And being in a group of children who have similar challenges and whose parents understand those challenges can make everyone more comfortable.”

Ann Hrobsky, the Worcester Public Library’s head children’s librarian, expressed gratitude for Horton’s efforts. “To be able to offer a really specialized service like this is wonderful,” Hrobsky said. “[We] don’t necessarily have the specialized expertise.”

A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Horton also participates in Big Brothers/Big Sisters on campus. Commenting on what drives her to work with children, and with children with special needs, she said, “I want to make sure they have the equal opportunity.”

This ‘Holy Cross in the News’ item by David Cotrone ’13.

| More
Tags
Categories
In The News, News

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
04/29/16 ‘Holy Cross honors Rev. Kuzniewski with field dedication’
04/28/16 Photo Gallery: Dinand Library’s Exterior Spaces Are Reenergized with Art, Rooftop Garden
04/27/16 Data: Holy Cross Grads Highly Employable, Happy
04/27/16 Spring Weekend is Coming: CAB to Host Series of Events for Spring Weekend 2016
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
‘Major in Anything…Succeed in Business’

Watch Video >
See video
Photo Gallery, Video: Obama Advisor Broderick Johnson ’78 Speaks on ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ Other White House Initiatives

Watch Video >
See video
Crusaders Win Patriot League Championship

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

05/06/2016

Gamelan Gita Sari Concert

See More >
05/26/2016

Senior Academic Awards and Prizes

See More >
05/26/2016

Baccalaureate Mass

See More >
05/26/2016

ALANA Baccalaureate Celebration

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

04/29/16

‘Holy Cross honors Rev. Kuzniewski with field dedication’

Telegram & Gazette

Last Friday during halftime at the Holy Cross vs. Boston University men’s lacrosse game, the College of the Holy Cross dedicated Holy Cross Field, home of the men’s and...

04/20/16

Holy Cross’ Give Purple Challenge Highlighted for its Success

The Washington Post

“It took just 43 hours for the College of the Holy Cross to raise nearly $2 million,” a recent Washington Post article begins. The article discusses the increase in...

04/01/16

‘The NCAA Final Four Ranked by Academic Performance’

Time

According to a recent article on Time.com, if the NCAA men’s basketball tournament was determined by performance in the classroom, Holy Cross would be crowned the national...