Autism Families CONNECTicut (AFC) will host its fifth annual fundraising event, "A Sparkling Celebration" on Saturday, March 29 at Alumni Hall at The Conference Center at St. Thomas, Bloomfield, from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will benefit AFC’s recreational, social and family activities for children living with autism and their families.
The Celebration will feature complimentary catered appetizers and wine, Champagne and Jazz, and exciting silent and live auction items. The Honorary Chair of the event is Tizziana Weber, Director of Communications at Pratt & Whitney, while the presenting sponsor is Pratt & Whitney. Nicole Nalepa, Eyewitness News 3, will be Master of Ceremony.
"All funds raised during this event stay in our community, and benefit local programs to provide exercise, recreation, and friendship to children with autism who are often unable to participate in more mainstream activities,” said Leah Bailey Moon, AFC Board President.
AFC provides needs-driven, sensory-friendly programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families, including the popular Playing on the Spectrum gym and sports program, Teen Social Nights, Running Club, Swimming on the Spectrum instruction, and the annual Family Holiday Party. All programs are designed to meet the unique needs of children with autism, and emphasize fun, exercise, and the opportunity to CONNECT to other children, families, and the community.
Tickets are $50 and are available at www.autismfamiliesct.org or by sending a check to AFC, P.O Box 370162, West Hartford, CT 06137. For more information, email LeahBaileyMoon@yahoo.com.
Autism Families CONNECTicut, Inc. is a nonprofit organization formed by parents and families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Our mission is in our name; we CONNECT individuals with ASD to each other and the community by providing recreational opportunities, social activities and educational information in a safe, non-judgmental environment.