Hundreds were on hand Saturday in Greenville in hopes of raising autism awareness.

The first annual Walk For Autism took place at H. Boyd Lee Park.

The walk provided an opportunity for people to learn more about the condition and services available to those individuals and families touched by autism.

Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life.

It is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain.

Autism and its associated behaviors have been estimated to occur in 1 in 150 births.

Organizers hoped to educate those unfamiliar with the disorder.

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  • by Volunteer on Apr 5, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    Over 800 turned out for this event. Not bad at all for the 1st annual event. Thanks to all that turned out.

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