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Autism awareness events set for April in Jonesboro


Jonesboro, AR -- The Autism Association of NEA announced their plans for their Autism Awareness Weekend for April 23-24.

2010 Autism Awareness Weekend

Presented by Autism Association of Northeast Arkansas, Inc. with Nucor Yamato Steel, Nucor Steel Arkansas and ASU College of Nursing and Health Professions as official sponsors.

AANEA, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote education, awareness and hope for those in Northeast Arkansas that are affected by autism.  We can only do this with the money raised with our one big fundraiser, which is the Autism Awareness Weekend.

Friday 4/23 - Autism Awareness Conference - Presented by AANEA and ASU College of Nursing and Health Professions;  Featuring Dr. Joseph Gentry, Carol Kranowitz, and Taylor Crowe. ASU Convocation Center.  Cost is $50 each day and that includes lunch.  Register online only at www.aanea.org. Scholarships are available.

Exhibitor Tables available for $150.00. Call Dayna Miller at 870-316-8648 for details.

Saturday 4/17 -   4th Annual Autism Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day - Arkansas State University Track Facility 10am - 2pm

Games and activities for the whole family.  Pony rides, mini train rides, inflatables, face painting, martial arts and dance team demonstrations, live music, silent auction and lunch provided!  Teams will participate in one mile walk or one lap "Fun Run"! Team registration is $100 and free t-shirts for the first 50 team members.  Register on www.aanea.org or by calling (870) 336-2784.

Also on Saturday 4/17 - First Annual "Pitch for Autism" softball tournament at the Southside Softball Complex.  Call for Registration fee per team. Contact Jeff Goodman @ (870) 219-6084 or goodjeffd@yahoo.com.

For those who wish to help educate your church congregations, we have a short video that's appropriate for all congregations!

For any information and for Sponsorship/Team Registration packets please visit www.aanea.org or call (870) 336-2784 or (870) 253-1241.

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