Autism awareness event raises money for New Rochelle schools

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Families gathered in New Rochelle for autism awareness this weekend.

The day-long event at Hudson Park included activities for kids, musical performances and street vendors.

Organizers held the event to raise funds that will benefit the needs of students with autism at New Rochelle schools. "They say if you've met one child with autism you've only met one child with autism, because autism affects each child differently. So what we're trying to do is raise awareness about the various ranges of autism that exist. And we're trying to help all children that we can," says Christopher Grecco, Founder of Christopher's Voice. "People who are autistic are kind of underprivileged and they don't have everything that other people have. And I think that it's important to notice that and to help them."

The event was held by Christopher's Voice, a foundation that supports families with children with autism.

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