Autism Speaks to Host Inclusion Events to Support Local L.A. Autism Community

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To raise awareness for autism, Autism Speaks will host multiple disability-friendly events, including the 12th anniversary Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks on April 26, 2014, at the Pasadena Rose Bowl presented by Vons. Upcoming events include:

Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles is presented by Vons. "Vons proudly supports the efforts to raise awareness of autism in our community," says Jenna Watkinson, Manager of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Vons, "In addition to employing many individuals living with autism, as well as supporting the cause through employee awareness groups, we are honored to step forward as the presenting sponsor of Autism Speaks, Walk Now for Autism Speaks Los Angeles."

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ABOUT WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America's largest grassroots autism walk. The 2013 LA Autism Walk hosted 50,000 people, raised $2.2M, and was the highest fundraising autism walk in the country.

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.

CONTACT: Media Contact Jess Block Nerren 909-706-8525

Source: Autism Speaks Los Angeles