Autism Awareness Walk raises awareness - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Autism Awareness Walk raises awareness

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The 7th annual Burthart Walk for Autism Awareness drew quite a crowd Sunday.

Texas Tech University's Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research hosts the event each year to raise funds for the autism spectrum disorders. The walk also helped the community celebrate those who live with the disorder, in addition to the families who support them. 

TTU Burkhart Center for Autism Director, Janice Magnessy, says, "We're trying to educate the public, teachers, and employers about autism to how people with autism are basically just like everyone else. They are fun, friendly, employable people that want to members of the community."

Participants said walking for a good cause was a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

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