May Institute hosts family day to raise awareness for autism month

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - April is autism awareness month and the May Institute put together an Autisim Awareness Family Day to help raise visibility.

The fun-filled day was held at the Coastal Cathedral on Berwick Boulevard. According to Autism Speaks, autism affects 1 in every 68 children.
It is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the U.S. Boys are actually 5 times more likely to have Autism than girls.

There is no medical detection or cure for Autism.

"Today is all about bringing Autism awareness to the community," said event organizer Joanna Dunn. "We're the main institute for Autism and we provide ABA services to those diagnosed with Autism. And this event is just bringing the community together, families together to bring awareness to Autism."

While raising awareness, those who attended were able to play games, get their face painted, eat from food trucks, and so much more.

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