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Four-year-old Evelyn Vruns has fun playing in a bounce house in the Somerset Elementary School gym on Friday, April 5, as a part of "Family Fun Friday," an autism awareness event held by the Autism Awareness Committee for the Somerset School District. The event was filled with games and activities that autistic children often participate in as a part of their therapy.

Autism Awareness events conducted

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On Tuesday, April 2, and Friday, April 5, the Autism Awareness Committee for the Somerset School District held two events in honor of Autism Awareness Month, which is celebrated nationally every April.


Beckah Whitlock began the committee in the fall of 2012 as a way to increase autism awareness in Somerset, to which she and her husband moved because they felt Somerset School District's special education accommodations would help their three autistic sons.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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