DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — The city of Dothan is looking to bring awareness to children and adults with Autism in the community.
Next month, the N.O.A.H project — a walk or run to bring awareness to those who are on the spectrum will take place at Kiwanis Park at 1 p.m.
The event will feature food trucks, bouncy houses, music, and events for the kids.
Registration for the event is $25.
This is a collaborative effort with first responders — supporting this event for them is a way they can work with families and members of the community, so they are aware of those with autism during calls on the job.
Participants can also learn about the services in Dothan.
“One out of 47 children is diagnosed with autism, so we have a large number of families in this community dealing with this issue,” Organizer Derrick Oliver said. “I’m pretty confident people will come out and we will have people there who offer services Kellie Beck there talking about ABA therapy.”
The event is in need of business sponsors and money from the registration will go towards other autism awareness events in the near future.
If you would like to sign up for the event, click the link.