International Awareness of Autism Day, April 8, Is Around the Corner!
By Rocío Puig
This is just a reminder of the “silent epidemic” called autism that is affecting one child in every 88 births in the United States only, but the situation is similar in many parts of the world! It is a neurological condition that involves mainly three areas of development: communication, social skills, and repetitive/awkward behaviors. Officially, there is no cure, but there are many traditional and nontraditional therapies, remedies, diets, supplements, and more that have shown to be beneficial in many cases. Parents of children with autism have been the strongest advocates, researchers, and spokespeople of this cause. Our beloved town of San Miguel is no exception. Two years ago the Asociación de Padres de Niños con Autismo de San Miguel de Allende AC was created. After much effort and work from the parents, a small school for children with autism was recently opened on Pipila 15 in the Mexiquito area. Volunteers are always welcome. There are 11 children attending the school, but operating costs are high and much of the tuition is subsidized.
To benefit Asociación de Padres de Niños con Autismo de San Miguel de Allende A.C.
Wed, Mar 23, 6–10pm
The association is organizing a fundraiser on Wednesday, March 23, from 6–10pm at Casa Angelitos (Faroles 3 in Atascadero), which has generously donated the space for this altruistic cause. It is called “Noche de Tapas.” There will be live music by Javier Gitano Estrada and Scott Funkhouser, delicious organic finger food from Vía Orgánica and other health conscious sponsors, a cash bar, organic beer and wine, and much more. Please join us for a donation of only 150 pesos per person. Tickets are available at Vía Orgánica, one of our ongoing sponsors, and at the door. Come see one of the best views of San Miguel right at sunset, make new friends, enjoy tasty, healtful food as well as drinks, and be part of this great effort to help alleviate autism in our community! For more information please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us at www.facebook/autismosanmiguel.