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The Glenholme School Sponsors Autism Speaks' 5K Walk

(Washington, CT)

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Autism Speaks' Walk Now for Autism 2008
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Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism
New York City 2008
5K Walk
Washington, CT - The Glenholme School of Washington, Connecticut, a Devereux program of excellence, was a Silver Sponsor of the Autism Speaks’ Walk Now for Autism New York City 2008 5K Walk held on June 22, 2008. The New York walk, the nation’s largest autism-awareness event with over 11,000 participants, has raised over $860,000 toward their goal of $1.2 million. Glenholme’s sponsorship and participation helped underwrite the event including t-shirts for participants, refreshments and entertainment.

Twenty-one students, accompanied by several staff members, actively contributed to the day’s events. The Glenholme Ensemble performed at the South Street Seaport “Pier 17” Stage as part of the entertainment. Directed by William Toy, the chorus sang three medleys, a pianist played two pieces on the keyboard, and three students performed a hip-hop dance. The students of The Glenholme School are exceptional role models, participants and advocates of Autism Speaks and their mission.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Walk Now for Autism, the nation's largest grassroots autism walk program, is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, as well as in Canada and the United Kingdom. Powered by volunteers and families with loved ones on the autism spectrum, this successful fundraising effort not only generates vital funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder. To learn more about Autism Speaks, visit http://www.autismspeaks.org/.

The Devereux Glenholme School is a specialized boarding school on over 100 acres in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut that provides a therapeutic program and exceptional learning environment to address varying levels of academic, social and emotional development in boys and girls ages 9-18. Glenholme’s goal is to prepare its graduates for continued education in traditional schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities.


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