Jan 23, 2013 7:47 PM

Autism walk scheduled in Evangeline Parish

Evangeline CAN (Community Autism Network) will host an inaugural 1 mile walk on April 13, 2013 from 9am - 1pm at the Ville Platte Civic Center Pavilion. The walk will begin at 10am. All proceeds will benefit Evangeline CAN.

Registration fee is $20 per person and is due by March 20, 2013. Registration fee includes admission to the walk, a t-shirt and activities during the event. Any registration after will be $25 and a t-shirt is not guaranteed.

Evangeline CAN is focused on bettering the lives of those affected by autism through education, support, public awareness, and peer group activities. Our efforts are to support those affected here, locally, in Evangeline Parish. To date, 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. ASDs are "spectrum disorders" affecting each person in a different way.

Evangeline CAN is actively in search of business sponsors for this special event. Benefits may include name recognition on the Walk shirts, vendor booth space, and live advertising at the event.

For more information, please email evangelinecan@gmail.com or contact the Walk for Autism Committee Chairperson, Jenn Meylian at (337)336-0053. Registration information to become available in the near future.

Evangeline CAN-Community Autism Network is a newly formed non-profit organization in Evangeline Parish whose mission is to "empower families affected by an autism spectrum disorder through support, education, and public awareness." Evangeline CAN is a Louisiana non-profit organization.




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