Center for Autism Hosts Free Family Festival in Sacramento

Center for Autism to Host Free Community Festival in Sacramento October 02, 2010

The family fun festival seeks to raise autism awareness as the Center for Autism and Related Disorders celebrates 20
years of effective treatment of autism.

Sacramento, CA – October 02, 2010 The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), considered the world’s largest organization effectively treating children with autism, will host a CARD® Family Festival on Saturday, August 07th. The event will be held from 11am – 3pm at Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse, located at 3650 Southport Parkway in West Sacramento, California.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 110 children in America, is diagnosed with autism. Autism is more prevalent than AIDS, pediatric cancer and diabetes combined.

“With statistics like that, many people in the San Diego community know someone with a child with autism,” says CARD® Sacramento Managing Supervisor Laura Weigel, MA, BCBA. “We want to bring awareness to the issue of autism, share valuable resources, and show community appreciation with this fun filled family festival.

The free CARD® Family Festival is open to the entire Sacramento community, and will feature carnival games, resource booths, food, music and raffle prizes. All proceeds of the raffle will go to Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!), a non profit organization that provides grants for therapy, biomedical treatment, social skills groups, and helmets for children with autism whose families can not afford the necessary tools for their child to reach their highest potential.

The CARD® Family Festival is one of 20 celebrations hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, this year, to recognize its 20 years of leading the way in the successful treatment of autism.