April is Autism Awareness Month and Kevin and Jennifer Sabin, owners of the yogurt shoppe and founders of Encino clinic Working With Autism, invited the Palisades community to their “Go Blue or Go Home” picnic and fundraiser on April 12.
“Autism is a condition that knows no socioeconomic, geographic or ethnic boundaries. The rise in the prevalence rate means that there is a great likelihood that each of us will be affected by it in some way,” Sabin said. “Together, Jennifer and I believe it is imperative to give back to the community and utilize our resources to increase the awareness and acceptance of autism.”
An effort to raise support for an organization called Autism Speaks, the event honored WWA’s families, past and present, as well as Palisadians who are impacted by autism in some way. Autism cases have increased by 30 percent since 2008 in the United States, now affecting one in 68 children.
“There was great food, drinks and wonderful activities for children of all ages,” Kevin Sabin said. “It was great to see the entire community participate in this fundraising event. We did not do this alone. It takes a village. We had amazing local sponsors that contributed to help make this event possible.”
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