Dancers Donate To Autism Task Force

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OSWEGO, NY – The dancers of Miss Susan’s Dance Academy donated proceeds from their June recital to the Oswego County Autism Task Force.

Pictured are Susan Gardner, owner and director (far right) Jake Chetney (middle) Julie Chetney (far left).
Pictured are Susan Gardner, owner and director (far left) Jake Chetney (middle) Julie Chetney (far right).

OCATF joined efforts with Miss Susan and her dancers months ago to offer special dance classes to children on the spectrum while helping the Task Force continue to serve Oswego County residents in their mission to enhance the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder.

The donation was presented to Jake Chetney, 6, who was diagnosed with Autism at age 2, and his mother, Julie, OCATF chair.

“We are very thankful for Susan and her students for their committment to our efforts and are hopeful this is only the beginning of a supportive partnership to help families in Oswego County who have children on the Autsim spectrum,” explained Julie Chetney.

For more information about the Oswego County Autism Task Force, visit

Or, to find out about classes offered at Miss Susan’s Dance Academy, call 342-0900.