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Saladino, Hand Invite Residents To “Walk for Autism” at Burns Park

Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Tom Hand invite residents to participate in the Town of Oyster Bay’s “Walk for Autism” at Burns Park in Massapequa on Saturday, September 18th. The event will benefit Advantage Care Health Center’s Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, one of the leading treatment and outpatient assessment programs for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

“Autism can present itself in a wide variety of ways, typically characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as unique strengths and differences,” Supervisor Saladino stated. “It is estimated that the condition affects 1 in every 54 children in the United States, and early diagnosis leads to an increased ability to help through intervention services.”

Registration for the event begins at 10 a.m., with the walk commencing at 11 a.m. The registration fee is $10 for individuals and $25 for families. All registrants will receive a T-Shirt and entrance to the post-walk tailgate party.

Councilman Hand added, “We are pleased to once again host this event to benefit the Fay J. Linder Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, which offers the highest quality, state-of-the-art clinical services to people with Autism Spectrum disorders. From hosting social skill development groups to assisting with medicine management and educating community organizations, Advantage Care Health Center does truly outstanding work in our Town.”

For more information, contact the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Department, Recreation Division, at (516) 797-7945 or visit

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