Walk for Autism 

Hundreds of families from the greater Bangor area hit the pavement Sunday to raise money…and awareness for Autism research and programs.The annual “Walk for Autism” is sponsored by the Autism Society of Maine.Proceeds from the event will go toward the Autism Society’s summer camp and austism information specialist programs.Besides raising money, the walk is also a way for parents of autistic children to network, share information and get support.Cathy Dionne is the Society’s Director of Programs and Administration.She says one of the highlights of the walk is seeing how far some of the children affected by autism have come in such a short time.<"seeing families come year and after year, you can see the progress that has been made. There is nothing more inspiring than seeing where a child was last year and where they are now because of services and because of early intervention.">For more information on the Autism Society of Maine’s programs…or to make a donation…you can log onto their website…at .