Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Steve Labriola invite residents to participate in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Annual Walk for Autism, held to benefit the Advantage Care Health Center’s Fay J. Linder Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities. The Walk, now in its 12th year, will take place on Saturday, September 21st, at John J. Burns Town Park in Massapequa.
“Autism can present itself in a wide range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “It is estimated that the condition effects 1 in every 68 people in the United States, and the earlier it is diagnosed the greater the ability to help with intervention services.”
Registration for the event begins at 10 a.m., with the walk commencing at 11 a.m. A post-walk tailgate party is also held rain or shine.
Councilman Labriola said, “We are pleased to once again host this event to benefit the Fay J. Linder Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, which the highest quality state-of-the-art clinical services to people with Autism Spectrum disorders.”
For more information, contact the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, Recreation Division, at (516) 797-4125 ext. 2 or visit www.advantagecaredtc.org/TOBwalk.