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AUTISM AWARENESS DAY ACCLIMATES KIDS, RESPONDERS

BSO, COOPER CITY, DAVIE PARTNER FOR FIFTH ANNUAL EVENT

Date: April 11, 2013                                                                          PIO Number: 13-4-6

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11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday April 13
Bergeron Rodeo Grounds
4271 Davie Road, Davie



On Saturday, April 13, Cooper City and the Town of Davie will be hosting the Fifth Annual Autism Awareness Day at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.

This family-fun event will offer an opportunity for those who are affected by autism to learn more about local resources available to them. In addition, people with autism will have the opportunity to meet firefighter/paramedics and law enforcement officers in full uniform and gear, tour their emergency vehicles and see their equipment in a controlled, non-threatening environment.

Another highlight of the day will be pony rides on specially-trained animals and a fun zone, geared for children with autism. At noon, a ¼-mile Small Steps 4 Big Results - Walk 4 Awareness will take place in the rodeo arena.

Deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office and firefighters from Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue will be joined by officers from the Davie Police Department and Davie Fire Rescue firefighters. As first responders, it’s important that public safety personnel know how to manage any incident involving people with disabilities.

Lunch will be provided to all, compliments of the Davie Professional Firefighters and Benevolent Association Local 2315 and the Broward County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 4321.

This report by:
Mike Jachles/PIO
04/11/13 1200

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