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September 18, 2018

ARC Joins Family Fun Walk for Autism


OSWEGO, NY – ARC of Oswego County is joining efforts with the Oswego County Autism Task Force in support of Autism Awareness.

ARC is once again a proud supporter and sponsor of the upcoming “Family Fun Walk for Autism”, being held on April 28 at Leighton Elementary School and the Wilber Track and Field, in Oswego.

Pictured are employees from ARC of Oswego County’s Early Intervention and Medicaid Service Coordination programs, who will once again be providing an exciting bubble area and a fun craft area for children of all ages to enjoy at this month’s Family Fun Walk for Autism.  In front from left are:  Donna Richards, Maureen Frank, Carol Waite, Angela Monty, Becky Warren. In back are: Kathy Hall, Kerri Rollin, Amy King-Parker, Sherry McComb, Christina Watchus.

Pictured are employees from ARC of Oswego County’s Early Intervention and Medicaid Service Coordination programs, who will once again be providing an exciting bubble area and a fun craft area for children of all ages to enjoy at this month’s Family Fun Walk for Autism. In front from left are: Donna Richards, Maureen Frank, Carol Waite, Angela Monty, Becky Warren. In back are: Kathy Hall, Kerri Rollin, Amy King-Parker, Sherry McComb, Christina Watchus.

ARC will have staff on hand to offer information about their services, as well as coordinating the exciting bubble area and a fun craft area for children of all ages to enjoy.

“We are very fortunate to have the professionals of ARC of Oswego County on hand providing therapeutic and fun activities, while parents enjoy a walk or a time to visit with professionals and other parents or caregivers who have Autism in their life,” said  Theresa Familo, the Oswego County Autism Task Force president.

ARC of Oswego County marks its 57th year of providing services to children and adults with disabilities in Oswego County.

ARC currently provides Early Intervention for children ages birth to 3 years, Medicaid Service Coordination, Training and Consultation to community based childcare and preschool programs, Parent Advocacy and Training Services, Hourly Waiver Respite, Senior DayHab, and Guardianship.

In other Oswego County Autism Task Force news, the board of directors has extended their deadline for submitting nominations for their “Friend of Autism” award to April 13.

The award nominees must be an Oswego County community member who lives or works in the county, who has championed the cause of autism in their community.

The winner may be an individual or a group and/or agency and cannot be a current OCATF member.

Please submit all nominations to Theresa Familo at Parents of Special Children, Inc., 2 C Tower Drive, Fulton, NY, 13069.

The winner will be announced at the annual Family Fun Walk for Autism, April 28.

For more information about the award or OCATF, please call 349-3510.

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