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April 13, 2007

Albany--The first ever Albany Autism Awareness Walk will take place this weekend.

On Friday, volunteers were busy setting up for the event at the Parks at Chehaw.

More than 400 people are expected to participate.

Along with a one-mile walk, there will be refreshments, arts and crafts, and booths to provide people with information on autism.

The disorder affects one in every 150 children in the US.

"This event specifically is just to raise awareness, just so people can learn about what autism is, what different types of therapy is used to treat autism and what's available here locally," says Diane Blocker, president of the SOWEGA Autism Resources.

The event starts at 10 AM at Chehaw Park and is free to the public.

For more information, you can call 894-4055.

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