Upstate News

April 23, 2007
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate sponsors Autism Awareness Walk April 29

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Second Annual “One Piece at a Time” Autism Awareness Walk sponsored by the Central New York Chapter of Autism Society of America and SUNY Upstate Medical University will be held Sunday, April 29, at the Schine Underground on the Syracuse University campus, 303 University Place, Syracuse. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by a keynote address at 10 a.m. by Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, Ph.D., and her son Archie Brechin, a junior at Manlius Pebble Hill High School who has Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The one-mile walk around the Syracuse University campus is suitable for walkers, strollers, wheelchairs and children. The event includes: the Kohl’s Kid’s Korner sponsored by Kohl’s Cares for Kids and the Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center, featuring the Twin Magicians and a playplace provided by FEAT of Central New York; a book signing by Caren Haines, co-author of Georgie the Flying Dog; art therapist Meredith Snow; a community art project led by Syracuse University art education students; and vendors.

The walk is supported by the Golisano Children’s Hospital at University Hospital of SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Margaret L. Williams Developmental Evaluation Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Kohl’s Cares for Kids, and FEAT of CNY. Parking, food and refreshments are free.

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