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April is Autism Awareness Month! Currently Autism affects 1 in 68 and has become a public health concern. Many of us have a family member or friend affected with autism. Here are a few events and ways around KC through which can show your support. [Artwork by Travis Millard]. April 2nd World Autism Awareness Day and Autism Speaks “Light it Up Blue” campaign. Take note for special blue lights/notices around town that evening. Show your support by wearing blue tomorrow. April 2nd Autism Society of the Heartland OPEN HOUSE– 4-7 at the new office location: 10563 Lackman Rd, Lenexa, KS 66219 April 4th Paws4Autism Easter event- Funny Bunny 5K & Autism Egg Hunt Unity Village 1901 NW Blue Parkway Unity Village, MO 64065 http://www.paws4autism.com/ register April 10th Wrightslaw Conference- Best Conference Center at KU Edwards Campus 12600 Quivira Road Overland Park, KS 66213 9am to 4pm REGISTER BY APRIL 6TH https://kcdsg.securednerd.com/wrights-law-conference.php April 11th Capper-Easter Seals Autism Summit, Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka, KS 8:30am – 4:30pm Capper-Easter Seals annual Autism Summit is this year with the annual Families Together – Together We Can Learn Conference. Keynote speaker is Lee Stickle, TASN. http://www.easterseals.com/capper/shared-components/document-library/autism-services/together-we-can-learn.pdf April 14th Autism Border Challenge 5-9 pm Boulevard Brewing Company Proceeds from the Autism Border Challenge event are divided between the Kansas Center For Autism Research and Training and the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders http://www.projectchange-kc.org/border-challenge April 25th Just Be You Walk for Autism REGISTER YOUR TEAM - FUNDRAISE TODAY!! http://www.firstgiving.com/25411/just-be-you-walk-for-autism 9:30 AM to 12 noon, Sporting Park Soccer Stadium, Kansas City, KS. Resource Fair, Sensory Friendly Activities, Food and celebrating all our loved ones with autism! This is Autism Society the Heartland’s 1st Annual Walk to support the Kansas and Missouri families. April 25th 2015 KANSABA (Kansas Association of Behavior Analysts) Conference Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis 8:30 – 4:30, Room 120 BEST Building, KU Edwards Campus http://www.kansaba.org/conference.html Anytime View the video series “Autism Connections” to learn more about autism from the perspectives of parents, children, and young adults with Autism. See ways to support children and persons with autism in your community. http://autismconnections.ku.edu/ Please share these events with friends. Hope to see you this month!