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First Lady Mary Pat Christie Recognizes Autism Awareness Month

photoAlt On April 2nd, Drumthwacket was lit up in blue to recognize Autism Awareness Day. Autism is estimated to affect 1 in 45 children in New Jersey, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "By shining a light on this important issue, we're showing our support for New Jersey families who are experiencing the impact of ASD," said First Lady Mary Pat Christie. "It's also an appropriate time to highlight the innovative work being done by so many organizations in New Jersey to serve people with autism and an opportunity to promote greater understanding of this developmental disability." Later in the month, the First Lady will honor Cathy Carisi of Camp Acorn in Allendale for her work with children and young adults with multiple disabilities, including autism, through the New Jersey Heroes Foundation. For more information on New Jersey Heroes, visit, www.newjerseyheroes.org.