Recently City Council recognized the Philadelphia Phillies for their home field, Citizens Bank Park, becoming the first Autism friendly ballpark in the Major League. Through the continued efforts of Councilman At-Large Dennis O’Brien (pictured on right), a long-time advocate for Autism awareness, a relationship was forged between Dr. Wendy Ross’ non-profit – Autism Inclusion Resources (AIR) and the Phillies Organization. As a result all Phillies game day staff and vendors have been trained to better understand autism and how to help families enjoy the nation’s pastime. City Council recognized both Dr. Ross and the Philadelphia Phillies, who were represented by the Phillie Phanatic, with a Resolution for their action in this regard.
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