HAZARD — April is Autism Awareness Month. Every year the Autism Support Group of Perry County plans an event called Autism Funday, which is designed to provide fun, family oriented events, while also promoting awareness for Autism disorders. The date for this year’s Autism Funday will be April 30.
On April 2, the Autism Support Group of Perry County, and McDonald’s on the Hazard Bypass, are teaming up for World Autism Day. Customers are encouraged to wear blue in support of Autism awareness. A portion of the proceeds generated between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on that day will help fund this year’s Autism Funday.
According the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in America have Autism or a disorder within the Autism Spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorders effect over 3 million Americans and the cases worldwide measure into the tens of millions. The Autism Support Group of Perry County can be found on Facebook. The Hazard Herald will have more information about Autism Awareness Month and Autism Funday in upcoming editions.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.