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12th Annual Bowling for Autism
April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us at the 12th Annual Bowling for Autism Event in Hawley, PA!
Learn more about the Bowling for Autism Event below:
My name is Kelly Davenport and I began Bowling for Autism in 2012 in honor of my brother, Sean Waters, who is on the autism spectrum. The purpose of Bowling for Autism is to help raise funds and spread awareness for autism.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of “complex disorders of brain development.” These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by “difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors.” They include autistic disorder, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome.
Currently, autism affects 1 in 44 children (1 in 27 boys and 1 in 116 girls). Males are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than females.
Each year since its inception, a bowling event has been held to raise funds for organizations that support individuals and their families with autism and other mental and physical disabilities. With the exception of the first year, which supported Autism Speaks, Bowling for Autism strives to support local organizations.
These organizations have included Dyberry Day Camp, Fair Hill Therapeutic Riding Center, and the A-Team, which receive donations on a rotating basis.