Children’s therapy center, Awetism Wonderland, coming to St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Fla. — A new autism therapy center for kids is celebrating its grand opening next month with a weekend of festivities for St. Johns County families.

The Awetism Wonderland center will work to provide therapy for children on the spectrum, including recreational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, as well as art, music, yoga, baking, dance and horticultural therapy.

Support therapy will also be available to parents and the siblings of children with autism.

Frustrated by a lack of resources, Dr. Stephanie Vavilala created Awetism Wonderland after her 9-year-old daughter, Sabita, was diagnosed with autism.

The weekend grand opening will include a meet-and-greet, a tour of the facilities, a run, family activities and an event for special-needs moms and a book signing where you will be able to take pictures in a hot air balloon.

Awetism Wonderland

180 Center Place Way in St. Augustine

August 6

Ribbon-cutting ceremony, open house, meet-and-greet, and tour of the 1.5 acre property.

August 7

First annual Wonder Run at 10 a.m., followed by family activities, including a giant slip and slide. Food will be served.

At 7 p.m., a resource sharing event for mothers of special needs children will be held.

August 8

The founder of Awetism Wonderland will host a book signing for her recently released children’s book, “Sabita Finds Her” Voice at 4 p.m.

For more information visit https://awetismwonderland.com/about/.

Samantha Mathers

Samantha Mathers, Action News Jax

Samantha Mathers is a digital reporter and content creator for Action News Jax.