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Spring-Ford Autism Event Scheduled Saturday

LIMERICK PA – To recognize April as “Autism Awareness Month,” the A-Team of Spring-Ford will hold its fifth annual Autism Family Fun Day and Resource Fair on Saturday (April 8, 2017) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Spring Valley YMCA, 19 W. Linfield-Trappe Rd. The event, which open to the public, features games and activities, food, a basket raffle and bake sale, and more than 50 vendors for families with children on the autism spectrum.

Medical and other assistance for autism, a developmental disorder that is said to affect one in 68 children, and one in 42 boys, costs a family an average of $60,000 a year, according to the Autism Speaks advocacy organization. The A Team is a Spring-Ford area autism support network that provides families of children with autism a forum to ask and answer questions and to interact with each other.

Event sponsors include Davis Painting, Lindamood Bell Learning Processes, Providence Wealth Management, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Spring Valley Branch, Starbucks, Blue Tree Landscaping Inc., The Dreyer Family, The Home Furnishing Market; The Shields Family, A&E Communications, Kelly Insurance, Rita’s Water Ice of Royersford, Collegeville & Phoenixville, In Honor of Shooting Stars, Sweet & Sassy.

For more information about attending the event, send an e-mail here.

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