LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2004
Autism Society of America Orange County, Fiesta Educativa and Project SEA will host ÂAbierto 2004Â Thursday June 17, 2004; a benefit event in support of Latino families in Los Angeles and Orange County areas affected by Autism.
This will be the first event that targets the Latino Autism community from music, dance, performers and style. Community leaders and performers will make this an event to remember and all for a great cause. The location is The Mayan in downtown Los Angeles which is worldly known as a Âunique mystical dynamic venue.Â Live performance will be provided by TribÃ¤l.
Event proceeds will provide family training scholarships, continued community outreach and continued family social event programs for the Latino community.
Autism is now becoming the most common developmental disability in California among children under the age of 10. With the number of severe cases Autism being reported through the California Department of Development Services (DDS) of thirteen per day, it is estimated that LatinoÂs constitute over 40% of cases being reported. In a subsequent report from DDS, LatinoÂs are the most underserved community pertaining to services in comparison to other minority groups.
Abierto is Spanish for ÂOpenÂ; and that is the emphasis of this event. To open the doors of understanding and bring forth awareness of a disability that is robbing our children and their families. By opening the doors, we can better understand the needs of our children and the dilemmaÂs their families encounter daily. Our emphasis is a night of laughter and joy, but also, awareness and education for all of those who attend.
Autism is at epidemic proportions. Twenty-five years ago, autism was diagnosed in about 1:10,000 people. In the United States the number of individuals with autism is about 1.5 million or 1:166 with the number rapidly growing. Autism is an epidemic few can continue to ignore.
Press inquiries, interview request or other queries should be sent to Gil Murillo at email@example.com or direct at 562.366.9700.
Date/Time: June 17,2004 (Door open at 8:30PM)
Location: The Mayan
1038 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Ticket Contact: For tickets, contact C. Chavez at (323)578-6778 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Website URL: http://www.abierto2004.com