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ELKHART ADEC event to bring attention to autism

ADEC Inc.'s Light the Way for Autism Awareness will be held in Elkhart on Saturday, April 27.
Posted on April 17, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 17, 2013 at 4:26 p.m.

ELKHART — For the third year, ADEC Inc. will hold its Light the Way for Autism Awareness event to bring attention to a developmental disability that affects children and adults in Elkhart County and around the world.

ADEC’s Autism Team will host an hourlong program beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Kardzhali Park, 303 Nibco Parkway in Elkhart. Participants will be invited to decorate blue balloons in honor of someone challenged by autism. The balloons will be hung along the Elkhart River Walk as a visual reminder of the number of people on the autism spectrum.

For more information or to reserve a balloon, call ADEC Autism Coordinator Viv Blakeslee at 294-6197 or email her at blakesleev@adecinc.com.



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