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Bay County Fire Rescue "Fired Up" for Autism 5K

Bay County Fire Rescue to host first annual Fired Up for Autism 5K Nature Run/Walk at Harder’s Park.
 
Autism Awareness is a year-round cause for #BCFR. Two of our lieutenants, John Bland and Jerrad Hiers, spearhead the efforts and have raised thousands of dollars for the FSU-ECAP Program.
This program provides effective applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to children in the local community. They serve children diagnosed with (or presenting symptoms of) developmental dela...ys or disabilities, including ASD, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other intellectual disabilities.
 
For those of you who are not familiar with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the name refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. Some children and adults with ASD are fully able to perform all activities of daily living while others require substantial support to perform basic activities. The latest analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that ASD affects 1 in 68 children.
 
Please help make the first Fired Up for Autism 5K Nature Run/Walk at Harder’s Park on May 19th a great success.

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