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Autism Walk on Saturday at SBRHS

The Spectator - 4/4/2018

SOMERSET - The Walk the Walk: Stepping in the Right Direction for Autism will be held on Saturday, April 7 event at Somerset Berkley Regional High School.

The walk, which families, educators and other will walk two miles around the SBRHS track, is meant to bring awareness to autism and acceptance of students who have spectrum disorder.

The walk and other activities will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school. Those who want to participate can register at The cost to register is $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under and children 2 and under can participate for free.

With funds raised from the walk, mini grants will be provided to teachers in the Somerset schools for things that will benefit students, such as equipment, field trips or software.

There will be information booths at the walk and food trucks.

The walk is being organized by special education teachers Julia Schoonover and Andrea Reagan, who work in Insights I and II at North Elementary School.

One in 68 children have autism and the rate is even higher for boys, with one in 42 boys having autism.


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