Hailey’s Hope to hold walk during Autism Awareness Month

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life, occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and that causes significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges.

More people than ever before are being diagnosed with autism, and currently, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that an average of 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys) in the United States has an ASD. There is no known cure for autism.

Hailey’s Hope serves as a source of education, advocacy, and support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families and friends, and interested community members in Patrick County. Hailey’s Hope Autism Awareness walk will be held April 22 at 10 a.m. at DeHart Park, 212 Wood Brothers Drive, Stuart.

This is a family-friendly community event organized to inspire acceptance and hope for all those affected by autism.

Sponsorships raised from Hailey’s Hope will provide much needed support for individuals and families living with autism in Patrick County.

For more information contact Hailey’s Hope founder, Wendy Wilson, at (276) 694-6958.