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Walk for Autism – May 1, 2011

Please join us to Walk for Autism on May 1, 2011.  April is Autism Awareness month and many activities have been planned.  The walk will be held at University of New England in Biddeford, University College of Bangor in Bangor and Farmington Fairgrounds in Farmington.  Each walk will have t-shirts, various snacks, face painting, and local fire departments.  Register at www.firstgiving.com/ASMMaine  The walk will start at 12 noon with over 1200 participates.
Many people ask what the ribbon stands for:  The puzzle pattern on this ribbon reflects the mystery and complexity of autism.  The different colors and shapes represent the diversity of the people and families living with this disorder.  The brightness of the ribbons signals hope-hope through research and in the increasing awareness of people like you.
Those interested in learning more about autism can visit the Autism Society of Maine at 72B Main Street, Winthrop.  Please visit our website for activities planned for the month of April at http://www.asmonline.org/

The Autism Society of Maine is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with autism and their families, professionals, and communities by providing education, advocacy, referrals, and resource development.  The Society provides current information in support of informed choice of treatments and services.