Auction to Help Preschoolers with Autism

Calling all my friends in Utah! Be sure to check out the auction for GIANT Steps preschool coming up this Friday. This is the preschool our son attended. It's absolutely fantastic!


Charity Auction to Raise Funds for Local Autism Preschool

The CDC estimates that each year 1 in 150 children nationwide will be diagnosed with Autism. In Utah the rate jumps to 1 in 133 and then again in Utah County alone the rate rises to 1 in 119 and 1 in 79 boys. For this reason The Friends of GIANT Steps was developed. The Friends of GIANT Steps is a local non-profit group that supports GIANT Steps Autism Preschool in Orem, Utah. GIANT Steps has funding each year for 36 children on the Autistic Spectrum in Utah County ages 3-5. Helping children with Autism early gives them and their families the best hope for success. Currently there are more than 116 children on the waiting list.

Friday August 15, 2008 will be the First Annual Friends of GIANT Steps Charity Auction. The event will be located inside the Tahitian Noni Provo Building (5151 North 300 West) from 7-9 pm. The host for the evening will be KSL sportscaster Greg Wrubell. There will be both live and silent auctions going on as well as entertainment by local favorite Marvin Payne. All proceeds go directly to fund classroom supplies and equipment, field trips and in-class programs.

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