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Moms Start Autism Center in Florida

By: Bergen Baucom
By: Bergen Baucom

Three moms in Jackson County all have at least one child with autism.
Through their experience they want to help other families battling that same condition.
Autism effects one in 88 children in America.
We don't know the specific number of cases in Jackson County... But there are children living with autism there who don't have access to the services they need.
Sue Armstrong, Syntha Alvarez and Ann Marie Shelton met two years ago in a support group for parents with autistic children.
After talking about the challenges they've had finding help for their kids, the women decided to start the Chipola area austism resources center.
The team wants to educate parents and teachers on how to help children with autism.
They're planning workshops and speaking engagements by professionals within the field.
Shelton's parents donated a house to be used as the center and the group plans to move in this summer.


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