Wrightsville Beach Hosts 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend April 20-22
16 Apr, 2012, 07:50 ET
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your loved one on the spectrum? Is your child, adolescent, teen, adult relative or someone you know challenged by the symptoms associated with autism?
In North Carolina alone, as many as 60,000 families are impacted by autism with one or more members affected by some form of the syndrome that sometimes isolates families and their members from day-to-day activities. For a three-day weekend, April 20-22, Wrightsville Beach invites these families and the public to participate in the inclusive 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend.
Weekend itinerary and photos:
Event sponsors: Surfers Healing and the Autism Society of North Carolina
Host hotel: The Blockade Runner Beach Resort, www.blockade-runner.com
The goal of World Autism Awareness Weekend at Wrightsville Beach is outreach, inclusion and awareness, and to provide activities and festivities for children on the autism spectrum and supply networking and resource opportunities for their parents and other family members. World Autism Awareness Month (April) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.
John Pike, North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp Director
Heather Hargrave, Autism Society of North Carolina
Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism Coordinator
(800) 442-2762 (ext. 1106)
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SOURCE Surfers Healing; Autism Society of North Carolina
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