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Step up and step out to help those with autism

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SPRINGFIELD Community Resources announces the first annual fundraiser Stepping Up and Stepping Out for Autism at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 at Western New England College, Rivers Memorial Hall. The event will feature food from participating local restaurants, music and auction items. Tickets are $30 per peron, $50 per couple and at the patron level at $125. Table purchases are also available. Proceeds will benefit the Community Resources for People with Autism. The event will include a raffle and silent auction. There will be music and food from many local restaurants. Tickets can be purchased by calling Nancy Farnsworth at 529-2428. There are also opportunities for sponsorship and donations. Community Resources for People with Autism provides support, information, and practical help for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families living in Western Massachusetts. Community Resources was founded in 1989 by parents of children with autism. Their goal was to help families, schools, professionals, agencies and communities understand autism, promote the well-being of individuals with autism, and foster their inclusion in the community. They are a Division of the Association For Community Living. Our goal is still to help families build on their strengths, work together to create a positive vision for the future, and help their children learn, grow and be welcomed, fully included members of their communities. Community Resources continues to be directed by parents and other family members in partnership with autism professionals and other concerned citizens. For more information on Community Resources for People with Autism, visit our Web site at www.communityresourcesforautism.org.

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