May 7, 2012
Community Comes Together to Support Autism Walk for Happiness House!
Autism Services of the Finger Lakes at Happiness House in collaboration with MATT (Managing Autism Together Today) held their 2nd Annual Autism Awareness Walk at Eastview Mall which raised over $20,000! Over 266 walkers participated in this event helping to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders, which affects 1 in 88 individuals according to the CDC. Autism Services of the Finger Lakes at Happiness House is proactive in meeting the high demand and need for these services by opening new classrooms, increasing therapy services and building a new transitional home in Canandaigua.
Major sponsors of this event included Premier Physical Therapy Services, POMCO Group and Brian and Kelly Meath in honor of Dylan Carlson, Relph Benefit Advisors and Cayuga National Bank.
For over seventeen years Autism Services of the Finger Lakes at Happiness House continues to be the premier provider of integrated and comprehensive autism services and has been changing the lives of several thousand children, teens and adults in Ontario, Wayne, Yates and Seneca counties.
We provide evaluation, early intervention, occupational, physical & speech therapy, education, service coordination, residential, training, and family support services to individuals with autism and those who care for and about them. Our Autism Evaluation and Diagnostic Clinic assists families in receiving an evaluation of those who may be on the Autism spectrum. Diagnostic and treatment services take place in a familiar setting and in a speedy manner.
To request more information on our upcoming event or on Happiness House’s Autism programs and services please contact Cheryl Coppola at (585) 394-9510 ext. 7264.
Happiness House- Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association is a private nonprofit health and human service agency that has been serving communities in the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York since 1969. Today with sites in Geneva, Canandaigua, Gorham, and Waterloo, Happiness House offers an array of educational program, recreational and family support services for children and adults with and without disabilities who reside in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties. On average Happiness House serves 1,000 individuals and their families each year.
Cheryl L. Coppola