Thank you for coming to our 12th Annual Autism Awareness Festival on Saturday, April 2nd at First Baptist New Orleans. It was a beautiful day and a huge success providing everyone with an opportunity to become aware of the contributions individuals with autism make to our community. And through your participation in this event as well as your generous donations, we are able to better serve our members in the greater New Orleans area. Services your participation and generous donations will support include our information and referral phone line and email services, our eNewsletters and email subscriptions, our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website; community and parent training events (e.g., our Brushes, Buddies, and Beyond for Autism, Family Game Night, and Applied Behavior Analysis Training for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals); as well as our Mini Grant Program that provides grants to families and teachers for purchasing materials and equipment that help students with Autism in their classrooms and children and adults with Autism in their community. And because we are primarily an all-volunteer organization, 100% of the money raised through your participation and generous contributions will go towards providing these services and meeting our Mission.
Some of what our Annual Autism Awareness Festival featured include the following.
- WWL-TV Mike Hoss
- Prism Project of Greater New Orleans
- Stomp Troopers
- The 501st
- Carnival Games
- Bounce Houses
- Silent Auction
- Autism Store
- Resource Agencies
- Merchandise Vendors
- Food, Drinks, Music and more!!!
FREE wristbands for those who preregistered
And if you preregistered, you received one of the following free wristbands compliments of a generous donation by RapidWristbands.com.
We also sold t-shirts. This year’s t-shirt featured an “Autism Is My Super Power” theme in red and yellow on a blue t-shirt. Youth sizes were $10.00 and Adult sizes were $12.00.
THANK YOU 2016 SPONSORS!
Dufrene Surveying & Engineering, Inc.
Autism Spectrum Therapies
LaPorte CPA’s & Business Advisors
Marsh Buggies, Inc.
Southern Poverty Law Center
ESP Receivables Management, Inc.
Metropolitan Human Services District Regional Advisory Council
Terry Johnson, Ph.D.
The Law Office of Sharry L. Sandler, L.L.C.