'Strut For Autism' Fashion Show

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Hope 4 Autism will host it's 3rd annual 'Strut 4 Autism Fashion Show & Silent Auction' this coming Saturday, July 20th from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at the Hartford Public Library, 500 Main Street.

Take a look at this exercpt from a press release:

Proceeds will benefit and assist with the organizations ongoing services and new autism play group for families and children affected by autism spectrum disorder.
“I am so proud that the organization is three years old and excited about our 3rd Annual Fashion Show,” comments Carmen Veal, Founder of Hope 4 Autism Inc. “The organization anticipates the community’s ongoing support of our cause and support of those living with the disorder. We are looking forward to a fun-filled event with fashion, networking, and upholding our mission to raise awareness of those affected by autism.”
Sponsored by New Country Mercedes Benz, the evening will showcase designs by local fashion designers and boutiques. The well designed program will highlight Hope 4 Autism Inc’s sponsors, recognition of the autistic community in attendance, an opening reception, live music, and a host of vendors displaying their brands and products.
Tara Gooley, Director of Programs for Hope 4 Autism Inc adds, “This year’s fashion show will support our new autism play groups. We recognize autism not only affects the child, it affects everyone within the home. Our overall goal is to raise funds for families within the Greater Hartford Region who will benefit from our quarterly autism play groups that offers strategic and open play for autistic children and their siblings.
Hope 4 Autism, Inc strives to help and support those living with Autism. In addition, the organization holds typical and not-so-typical autism support groups that focus on the wellbeing of the child with autism and their caregivers, at Manchester Memorial Hospital and Hartford Public Library.
For additional information about Hope 4 Autism visit www.hope4autism.org. To purchase tickets visit http://www.hope4autism.org/events/tickets.

Hope 4 Autism, Inc is a non-profit that provides services under The Wellness Center such as not-so- typical support groups, mini grants and play group to families in the Greater Hartford Community.

A native of Hartford, CT, Carmen Veal, founder of Hope 4 Autism Inc, discovered her daughter was diagnosed with a severe level of Autism. Due to the many challenges that came along with being a single parent and having a child with Autism, encouraged Carmen to start her own non-profit to play a part in building a stronger autism community. As a Fashion Designer, Business Owner, Visionary and Educator, Carmen remains a visionary and public figure within her community.

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