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Brook Lane holds autism open house

Long Meadows Rotary Club members make donation

July 27, 2010
  • Dr. Kit Japson, left, and Magnus Dahlgren, president of Long Meadows Rotary Club, unveiled a plaque honoring their club's gift.
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On July 18, Brook Lane held an open house for the autism program at its North Village location in Hagerstown.

Members of the Long Meadows Rotary Club were invited to visit the program and see the results of their donation of start-up funds.

Rotarians Dr. Kit Japson and Magnus Dahlgren, president of Long Meadows Rotary Club, unveiled a plaque that acknowledges the club's gift.

Brook Lane CEO Lynn Rushing and therapist Jenny McFarland cut the ceremonial ribbon. Guests toured the program areas and learned more about activities, groups and therapies provided for children with autism.

Brook Lane's six-week Summer Fun program for autistic children ages 3 to 5 is concluding.

The children were given the opportunity to learn and practice emotional expression, as well as social and relationship functioning skills. Each week featured a new theme that included art, music and group activities.

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