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11.18.2014

Help Support Autism Research, Education and Patient Care at 2015 WalkAbout Autism

The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, which provides needed funds for local providers of autism treatment services, including the Debbie School, a division of the Mailman Center for Child Development, will be held Saturday, January 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.

Less than five years ago, one in 110 children and one in 70 boys were diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Now, one in 88 children and one in 54 boys are being diagnosed with autism. In response, the University of Miami combined its autism-related clinical, research, education and community outreach efforts into a unified team — UM Autism Programs.

UM Autism Programs will once again be participating in this year’s WalkAbout Autism and encourage all UM faculty, staff and students to join them. Since 25 percent of funds raised will go directly to the Debbie School, if you cannot participate in the walk, please consider supporting a walker or donating.
To join the UM Autism Program team or support a walker, visit the event website.

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