Summer RUSH for Autism Awareness planned May 16
May 11, 2014 | 605 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Amaze Behavior Therapy and The Rush Fitness Complex of Cleveland are partnering to provide the Cleveland community with a superhero-themed family fun night on May 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Village Green on Keith Street.

Kids and their families are invited to come dressed in their favorite superhero costume as we choose to “Be a Superhero and Support Autism Awareness.”

It was reported last month by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that autism affects 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls).

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the prevalence of autism in the Cleveland community, while providing information and resources directly to families and others who may know someone diagnosed on the autistic spectrum.

The event is a fundraiser for the autism service provider Amaze Behavior Therapy, so that individuals pay an entrance fee of $5 per person or $20 per family (of 4 to 8 people) to receive a wristband which grants them access to all of the events located both inside and outside The Rush Fitness Complex, including a bounce house, obstacle course, free food, kid fitness classes, pictures with costumed superheroes, kid activities, and more.

An additional donation will be required for face painting, balloons and tickets for baskets full of a number of large prizes (donation amounts will vary, based on the basket’s value).

Several booths will be set up where participants can ask questions and receive information regarding services and support from programs within our community to assist those diagnosed autism or other special needs.

All proceeds raised will go directly to provide free communitywide parent, educator and professional training to be able to better understand, work with, and care for individuals diagnosed with autism, as well as to create scholarships for providing ABA (applied behavior analysis) therapy services for young children who are unable to receive services due to insurance issues or financial hardship, delivered by Amaze Behavior Therapy.