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4th Annual Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism Supports Triad Families

September 2012gbororun2011forweb

On Saturday, September 22nd, the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) will hold its fourth annual Greensboro Run/Walk for Autism. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this family-friendly event, which begins at 9:00 am. The scenic 5K route winds through the campus of UNCG.
Proceeds from this event benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina's Triad Services Office and Guilford County Chapter, which provide support and promote opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Programs in the Triad that will benefit from the run include:

• An after-school program for children with autism,
• An evening and weekend respite program that allows families to enjoy down time while their child enjoys structured activities with qualified staff,
• A recreational program for adults with autism, and
• A teacher grant program, which provides classroom supplies and training to teachers of students with developmental disabilities.

The Autism Society of North Carolina hopes to raise $35,000 to support families in the Triad who are affected by autism. Please visit www.greensbororunwalkforautism.com or call Heather Hargrave at 919-865-5057 to register, volunteer, or donate.

Background:

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. Recent studies estimate that up to 1 of every 70 children born in North Carolina will be affected by autism.

For over forty years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has worked to address areas of need and expand services for the autism community in our state. ASNC is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, training, and services to directly improve the lives of individuals and families affected by autism.

Additional information about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Autism Society of North Carolina is available by calling 1-800-442-2762 or visiting www.autismsociety-nc.org.