Raising autism awareness in Minnesota

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - April is dedicated to raising awareness about a disorder that affects about one in every 50 children.

It's Autism Awareness month and an annual conference begins Wednesday, April 24 in the Twin Cities to help enhance the lives of those touched by autism.

Jonah Weinberg is the executive director of the Autism Society of Minnesota and Jason Backes is an autism specialist.

They visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about the conference, and how technology is playing a role in working with ASD.

18th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference
April 24 - 27, 2013
Doubletree Park Place Hotel
St. Louis Park, MN

World-renowned speakers, educators, professionals and parents use this platform to exchange knowledge and ideas with one another, all with the goal of enhancing the lives of those touched by autism.

Featured speakers include renowned Autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin.

Autism Community Day is Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This activities fair is open to the whole family. Adults are only $20 each and children 12 years old and under get in free.

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