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AUTISM AWARENESS DAY THIS SATURDAY IN COOPER CITY

COOPER CITY, DAVIE PARTNER FOR FOURTH ANNUAL EVENT

Date: May 1, 2012
PIO Number: 12-5-1

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10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, May 5th

Cooper City High School

9401 Stirling Road, Cooper City

The City of Cooper City and the Town of Davie will be hosting the fourth annual Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, May 5th, at Cooper City High School. This event will offer an opportunity for families who are affected by autism to learn more about local resources available to them. In addition, people with autism will have the opportunity to meet firefighter/paramedics and law enforcement officers in full uniform, tour their emergency vehicles and see their equipment in a controlled, non-threatening environment.

Another highlight of the day will be pony rides on specially trained animals and a fun zone, geared for children with autism.

A ¼-mile “Small Steps 4 Big Results Walk 4 Awareness” will kick off at noon on the Cooper City High School track.

Fire-rescue and law enforcement professionals from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue, the Davie Police Department and Davie Fire Rescue will be on hand. As first responders, it’s important that public safety personnel know how to manage any incident involving people with disabilities.

Free lunch will be provided, compliments of Davie’s Fire Benevolent Union and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4321.

This report by:
Mike Jachles/PIO
05/01/12 0730

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