The Center for Autism and Related Disorders to Host a Free Family Festival in San Diego, August 07th


The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), considered the world’s largest organization effectively treating children with autism, will host a CARD Family Festival on Saturday, August 07th. The event will be held from 10am – 2pm at Kearny Mesa Park, located at 3170 Armstrong Street in San Diego, California.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 110 children in America, is diagnosed with autism. Autism is more prevalent than AIDS, pediatric cancer and diabetes combined.

“With statistics like that, many people in the San Diego community know someone with a child with autism,” says CARD San Diego Managing Supervisor Theresa Contreras, MA, BCBA. “We want to bring awareness to the issue of autism, share valuable resources, and show community appreciation with this fun filled family festival.

The free CARD Family Festival is open to the entire San Diego community, and will feature live performances by San Diego dance groups “Jr. Crew” and “Arms Wide Open”, carnival games, resource booths, food, music and raffle prizes. All proceeds of the raffle will benefit Autism Care and Treatment (ACT Today!), a non profit organization that provides grants for therapy, biomedical treatment, social skills groups, and helmets for children with autism whose families can not afford the necessary tools for their child to reach their highest potential.

The CARD Family Festival is one of 20 celebrations hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, this year, to recognize its 20 years of leading the way in the successful treatment of autism.

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