Autism Event Postponed

April is National Autism Awareness Month a special fundraiser that had been set for Saturday at Frazier McEwen Park to raise money to combat the devastating neurological and biological disorder is being postponed due to rain in the forecast. Plans have been changed to have the Children’s Spring Festival sometime in mid May, depending on when Frazier McEwen Park may be available to set up booths and recreational equipment to accommodate the event. The festival is planned to feature a bounce house, arts and crafts, games and food items. Autism typically affects children between the ages in 18 months to 5 years of age. According to new statistics released by the Center for Disease Control, autism affects one in every 88 children. It is estimated there are more than one million in the United States alone with autism.