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KENNER – Temple Grandin, Ph. D, one of the world’s highest functioning individuals with autism, is headlining a Future Horizons, Inc. conference April 24 in Kenner at the Hilton New Orleans Airport from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS – The Greater New Orleans Autism Society of America will hold its annual Walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 12 at La Salle Park located at 6600 Airline Dr. in Metairie.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the the walk to follow at 9:30 a.m.
Events include: music, food, children’s activities, a parade of prizes and a silent auction.
For more information, call Lynn at 504-388-4114, Sue at 504-231-4386 or Cissy at 504-256-1287. Visit the organizations online at www.autismsociety.org/chapter168.