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9th Annual Autism Awareness Walk-A-Thon Coming Sept. 20

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  Original Published: 9/2/2014

Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identify around one in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum, a 10-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. The Richland County Commissioners Tuesday heard from Autism Awareness Walk- A-Thon Founder Debbie Melching, who is promoting this year's event, scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Melching says individuals and groups pay $10 to walk or take in pledges from supporters. Information tables,. food, arts and crafts, children's games, raffles and other activities are all part of the Autism Awareness Walk-A- Thon.

   
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