Autism Awareness Day 2013: 5 Events To Celebrate And Learn

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Autism Awareness Night with the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat and Autism Speaks are hosting Autism Awareness Night; watch the Heat take on the New York Knicks on April 2 at 8 p.m.!

For 300 level tickets guests will pay $100 and for 400 level tickets guests will pay $75.

Click the link to get started and use the passcode "autism."

Missing Pieces Project

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, the Missing Pieces Project will showcase the collection of submitted photographs in an art showcase, "What is Your Missing Puzzle Piece?" in downtown Boston at The Emerald Lounge at 7 p.m. on April 3.

For more information, click here.

Understanding Your Sensory Kid

This seminar defines sensory processing and its impact on a child's attention, learning, behavior, motor skills, feeding skills, social skills and emotional development. Occupational therapists will discuss sensory processing and its effects on daily life. They will share strategies and offer insight into behaviors resulting from sensory processing difficulties.

Part 1 takes place on Thursday, April 4 -- 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Part 2 takes place on Thursday, April 11 -- 7:30 - 9 p.m.

For more information click here.

6th Annual Monte Carlo Night - An Evening for Autism

Please join North Allegheny for their 6th Annual Monte Carlo Night to benefit the Pittsburgh Chapter of Autism Speaks and the Pittsburgh Walk Event on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott North

Cost: $85/person which covers an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, and dessert.

For more information click here.

"The Story of Luke" Screening

"The Story of Luke" that will be shown at the Lowes AMC Methuen on April 5 at 5 p.m. The film will also be available on iTunes and major Cable On-Demand platforms the same day.

See the trailer below:

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