A Day in the Park for Autism Awareness

by admin on March 28, 2011

in Tyler Businesses

I rarely get directly involved in too many community causes outside those promoted by my local church. It’s not that I lack core values; it’s just that I’m not that good a person! No honestly, I find somber events dealing with life and illness outside the realm of religion to be kind of hollow, especially given the fact that I feel essentially powerless to make any quantifiable difference. Ritual apart from faith has always struck me as rather empty. I whole heartily commend those who work tirelessly on behalf of others, and I try to contribute in at least some small way to charity, but I seldom participate in the surrounding pomp and circumstance. Well there’s an event happening in Tyler next week that even I can support.

The Assist Autism Foundation will be holding a community day in the park event, in order to raise awareness concerning the disease. The day’s events will include bouncy houses, face painting, children’s yoga, (whatever that is), great music, and whole litany of other activities. Participation in most events is free; although I’m sure there will be opportunities to give for those who are so inclined. There are a number of local businesses and organizations sponsoring the event which will run from ten am to two pm. It’s an up- beat day of community involvement that promises to be fun for the kids in particular, and goes to supporting a great cause. Businesses and organizations who are interested in taking a more direct and active part can call 903-509-4430.

On a not completely related note, parents or family members of Autistic children who would like to connect with other families in similar circumstances, or simply get some general and anonymous advice are invited to visit the following web page: http://www.findingjackson.com “Finding Jackson” is a great resource, and will hopefully be an encouragement to many families struggling with Autism.

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