Film premiere to raise autism awareness in Macon

lfabian@macon.comJune 11, 2013 

A film exploring one father’s quest to learn more about autism could help Middle Georgians better understand the condition that affects 1 in 88 children born in this country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Macon premiere of “The United States of Autism” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at AmStar 16 theater on Zebulon Road.

Tickets are $9 for the movie that will follow a catered mixer from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Those attending will meet families coping with the disorder and hear about the challenges they face.

A 2007 National Children’s Health Survey of 78,000 parents determined one percent of U.S. children aged 3 to 17 have some sort of autism disorder.

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