|AUTISM SOCIETY TO HOST 13TH ANNUAL AUTISM-ASPERGER FROG AFFAIR 2010|
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CONTACT:Jessica Charlton, Resource Manager
Autism Society of Alabama
AUTISM SOCIETY TO HOST 13TH ANNUAL AUTISM-ASPERGER FROG AFFAIR
More than 250 guests are to attend this exciting event in support of the organization and its mission!
BIRMINGHAM, ALA – Flying down zip lines, canoeing across the lake, and horseback riding through trails were all activities Debbie Bumbicka never could have dreamed that her son, Mikey, would do when he was diagnosed with autism. However, Mikey, along with other children around the state, had the opportunity to accomplish these skills and more at the Autism Society of Alabama (ASA) family camp at Camp ASCCA.
A weekend at Camp ASCCA sponsored by the Autism Society of Alabama is just one of the many programs that the 13th Annual Autism-Asperger FROG Affair supports. ASA will host the FROG Affair on August 21, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at WorkPlay located at 500 23rd Street South.
“This event will be a time to celebrate, while embracing a disorder that now affects 1 in every 110 individuals,” said Melanie Jones, Executive Director of the Autism Society of Alabama. The FROG Affair receives its name from the ASA mascot and means “For Research, Outreach and Giving Support” to the autism and Asperger syndrome community.
This year, the FROG Affair will offer live music by Entice, delicious catering by LaNetta Jarman, and both silent and live auctions. Wonderful vacations and items have been donated, including the Wellness Pharmacy Big Sky Montana Adventure, which is a five-night excursion through Yellowstone National Park. Other items include rare crystal earrings, hotel accommodations, gift certificates, a Caribbean vacation, a double strand pearl necklace from Barton-Clay, and more.
Reserved seating is available for sponsors and tickets are $85 per person. ASA Board members include: Bill Pearson, President, Birmingham; Ryan Thomas, Immediate Past President, Birmingham; Peggy Stephens, Vice President, Huntsville; Jonathan Nelson, Treasurer, Birmingham; Suzanne Dowling, Tuscaloosa; Mathew Maini, Gadsden; Hanes Swingle, M.D., Mobile; Eddie Williams, Huntsville; Jodi Smith, General Counsel, Birmingham.
You can purchase tickets at http://www.autism-alabama.org/ .
Autism Society of Alabama is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that educates and advocates for persons affected by autism statewide.