On Saturday, Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Suzanne DeRosa, Owner of The Little Green Tambourine in Canton will host a "Dance For Autism" in her Studio.
The event will include music, dancing, sensory activities, face painting, snacks, dance demos, raffles and more! The studio is at 166 Albany Turnpike (Route 44) in the Canton Green shops.
According to Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization founded by a Grandmother of a child with Autism, 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys) are affected by Autism.
In 2001 Suzanne's son Hunter began showing signs of Autism. He was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at age 3 and has been on the spectrum every since. He is now 14 years old and is high functioning. His interests are not like typical children. He loves cars and steam engines and talks about them incessantly. He can take apart old electronics and rebuild them. He is nostalgic, sensitive and extremely shy.He is amazing, but it has been a challenge for him to succeed in the real world.
Suzanne and her three children have been volunteering for the "Walk for Autism" since 2008 and continue to attend and donate to various "Autism Speaks" events in the area. Thanks to research there has been much progress made in understanding the cause and treatment for Autism, but there is so much we still don't understand. "Autism Speaks" is involved in funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Please come support this cause. Bring your kids, enjoy the day, and learn more about Autism and the resources available in our area. All proceeds go to "Autism Speaks."
For more information about Autism Speaks please visit:http://www.autismspeaks.org/about-us.
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