A walk for autism awareness

Nearly 500 people walked for autism awareness this afternoon in Hazard.

It was the third annual event coordinated by the Autism Support Group of Perry County.

The walk raises autism awareness and educates people with or without the disease.

People from throughout the region attend the event in support of a disease that affects so many children.

"Our main goal and our main focus is to educate the community and let them know there's autistic individuals out there and let them learn a little bit about autism because the rates are increasing so much," said Russell Baker, who is the president of the Autism Support Group of Perry County.

The Center for Disease Control released new statistics showing one in 88 children have autism, which is a huge increase over the years.


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