CFAII 5k/Walk and Family FUN Day!

Support Central Florida Autism Institute and their work to promote Autism Awareness in our Community!


&nbsp;&nbsp;<font id="el-1362067039298-451" color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" id="el-1362067039298-452" class="MsoNormal"><font id="el-1362067039299-453" size="3"><font id="el-1362067039299-454" color="#000000"><b id="el-1362067039299-455">April is Autism Awareness Month</b>. <br id="el-1361850363125-440"> <br id="el-1361850363125-441"> An update on our Michael:</font></font></p><font id="el-1362067039299-458" color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" id="el-1362067039299-459" class="MsoNormal"><font id="el-1362067039299-460" color="#000000"><font id="el-1362067039299-461" size="3">Mikey is in 3</font><sup id="el-1362067039299-462"><font id="el-1362067039299-463" size="2">rd</font></sup><font id="el-1362067039299-464" size="3"> grade at Wendell<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;" id="el-1362067039299-465">&nbsp; </span>Watson Elem. in Lakeland. He is in a regular classroom with peers his own age who are considered “typical”.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;" id="el-1362067039299-466">&nbsp; </span></font><font id="el-1362067039300-467" size="3">He works on curriculum that has been modified for him. He has an assigned paraprofessional .</font></font></p><font id="el-1362067039300-468" color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" id="el-1362067039300-469" class="MsoNormal"><font id="el-1362067039300-470" color="#000000" size="3">We get so much positive feedback from parents of children in his class. They appreciate having Michael in their child’s classroom. We are building a community of compassionate, tolerant and independent thinkers who see beyond a disability and value their unique friendship with Michael.</font></p><font id="el-1362067039300-471" color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" id="el-1362067039300-472" class="MsoNormal"><font id="el-1362067039300-473" color="#000000" size="3">Michael is on this journey of inclusion due to the direct impact that Central Florida Autism Institute has made on our lives. Providing a place to learn and build relationships with other parents who have forged this path before us has taught us to think beyond limitations and provide Michael with more opportunities. <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;" id="el-1362067039300-474">&nbsp;</span>I want to see more parents reached and a bigger impact made for kids like Mikey. <br id="el-1362067039300-475"> Please consider contributing to this cause!</font></p><font id="el-1362067039300-476" color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;" id="el-1362067039300-477" class="MsoNormal"><br id="el-1362067039301-478"><font id="el-1362067039301-479" color="#000000" size="3"> <u id="el-1362067039301-480">Here are some of the ways you can help</u>:<br id="el-1361850363126-449"> <br id="el-1361850363126-450"> <b id="el-1361850363126-451">Join our Team </b>-The 9th Annual Autism Awareness Walk/5K &amp; Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Anchor Park on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth across from Florida Southern College in Lakeland. Some will be participating in the 5K which begins at 7 am and others <span style="mso-spacerun: yes;" id="el-1362067039301-484">&nbsp;</span>will be participating in the walk and family activities which begin at 9 am. You may register online by going to their website at </font><a id="el-1362067039301-485" title="" href=""><font id="el-1362067039301-486" size="3"></font></a><font id="el-1362067039301-487" color="#000000" size="3">. <br id="el-1361850363126-452"> <br id="el-1361850363126-453"> <b id="el-1361850363126-454">Spread the Word</b> - Please share about our event to friends, family members, co-workers, fellow church members, etc. The more people who participate, the more autism awareness we can spread and the more money we raise to support the families living with autism today!<br id="el-1361850363126-455"> <br id="el-1361850363126-456"> <b id="el-1361850363126-457">Make a One Time Donation</b> - All donations are tax deductible and stay right here in Central Florida to support our families living with autism today. To make a donation is very easy. Simply click on the DONATE button above and contribute.<br id="el-1361850363126-458"> <br id="el-1361850363126-459"> <br id="el-1362067039301-496"> To learn more about CFAII, please visit their website at </font><a id="el-1361851667014-468" title="CFAII" href="" target="_blank"><font id="el-1362067039336-498" size="3"></font></a><font id="el-1362067039336-499" color="#000000" size="3">.<br id="el-1361850363126-462"> <br id="el-1361850363126-463"> Thanks for your help and support.<br id="el-1361851023488-466"> <br id="el-1361851023488-467"> With much love,<br id="el-1361850363126-464"> <br id="el-1361850363126-465"> Lisa, Bob, Evie and our Hero …. MIKEY MILLER</font></p><font id="el-1362067039336-506" color="#000000" size="3" face="Times New Roman"> </font>