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Wal-Mart Lends Support To Autism Task Force

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Wal-Mart store has generously donated $500 to the Oswego County Autism Task Force to use for upcoming programs and activities benefiting children with Autism and those who live, care for, and work with them.

Julie Chetney, left, and Tammy Thompson, right, of OCATF, accept a donation from Jill Allen of Wal-Mart.
Julie Chetney, left, and Tammy Thompson, right, of OCATF, accept a donation from Jill Allen of Wal-Mart.

“This generous donation from Wal-Mart will help our Task Force to offer more opportunities over the next year to so many people affected by Autism in Oswego County,” noted Julie Chetney, OCATF chair.

The Task Force’s annual needs assessment survey to members of the community has lead the Task Force in the direction of offering upcoming workshops and panel discussions geared for school aged children and the challenges of the teenage years.

In addition, a criterion for scholarship to be awarded to children on the Autism spectrum that are graduating from high school is being planned for upcoming 2010 graduates.

For upcoming dates and more information about OCATF, visit a new and improved website: www.oswegocountyautism.org or to receive updates and surveys send an email to [email protected]