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We hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Independence Day weekend. Autism Speaks celebrated the Fourth with two great events!

July 4th Autism Speaks 5K

Over 2,000 runners and walkers celebrated our nation’s birthday by raising funds and awareness for the cause at the Autism Speaks 5k Run – 1 Mile Walk in Potomac, Maryland. The event raised $250,000 and counting and Congressman John Delaney of Maryland 6th’s district said a few words from the stage to demonstrate his proud support of the organization that works each day to change the future for those living with autism. Read more...

Chatham Borough, New Jersey July 4th Parade

Chatham Borough, New Jersey has a sixty year tradition of celebrating the Forth of July in classic small town American style. The Chatham Borough Volunteer Fire Department faithfully organizes and hosts the parade, picnic, and fireworks for town residents. All members of the Chatham Borough Fire Department proudly wore the Autism Speaks puzzle piece on their uniform along side a blue and white boutonniere. Read more...

Keystone Heights 4th of July Parade

The theme for Keystone Heights 4th of July parade was "One Community, One Team, Together everyone accomplishes more". This is the 2nd year Nigel's Crew has participated in the parade. Nigel's mom says of the event, "I believe in giving back to the community while raising awareness. I am trying to teach this to my wonderful 10 year old son Nigel. He is on the autism spectrum and I want him to know that anything is possible!!"

Scroll down for some great selfies from our community on Facebook! 

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