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Autism Speaks to Host Inclusion Events to Support Local Autism Community

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SAN DIEGO, May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To raise awareness for autism, Autism Speaks will host multiple disability-friendly events including the largest autism walk in San Diego, Walk Now for Autism Speaks, on October 19 at Liberty Station. Upcoming events include:

  • San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks Kick-Off
    August 7, 2014, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
    Dave and Busters, 2931 Camino Del Rio, San Diego, CA
    Marianne Sullivan, RN, responsible for community outreach and education at Autism Speaks, will speak on the topic of family services and what is available for families and communities affected by autism.

  • 11th Anniversary San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks
    October 19, 2014, 8am
    Liberty Station of Point Loma, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA
    An anticipated 4,000 autism supporters and families affected by autism will unite for the 10th anniversary San Diego Autism Walk. http://walknowforautismspeaks.org/sandiego

ABOUT SAN DIEGO WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The 11th annual San Diego Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held October 19, 2014 at Liberty Station of Point Loma Ingram Plaza at 2640 Historic Decatur Road in San Diego, CA. The 2013 San Diego Autism Walk hosted 4,000 people and raised $130,109.

www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/sandiego
https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.SanDiego
https://twitter.com/SDAutismWalk

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. www.autismspeaks.org

ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), autism now affects about 1 in every 68 American children, including 1 in 42 boys. 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: Annie Rivera Autism Speaks Southern California Publicist 714-365-4170 or annierivera@feltenmedia.com or Jess Block Autism Speaks Southern California Publicist 909-706 8525 or Jess@feltenmedia.com Jennifer Jones, Manager of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks 714-587-0514 or Jennifer.jones@autismspeaks.org, Public Information, sandiego@autismspeaks.org, 323-549-0500 x74765.

Source: Autism Speaks San Diego