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Rio Grande City Mayor Proclaims April as Autism Awareness Month at Annual Fest

Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal attended the 7th Annual Autism Living Awareness Fest 2024 on Saturday, April 27, at the Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park, where he read the official proclamation naming April as Autism Awareness Month in the City of Rio Grande City.


During the event, Mayor Villarreal emphasized the city's commitment to raising awareness and understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The proclamation highlights the importance of supporting individuals with ASD and their families and promoting inclusion and acceptance within the community.


"Rio Grande City is proud to recognize April as Autism Awareness Month," Declared Mayor Villarreal. "It's crucial that we raise awareness about autism and support individuals with ASD, as well as their families, to ensure they have the resources and opportunities they need to thrive."


The 7th Annual Autism Living Awareness Fest provided a platform for education, advocacy, and celebration. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in various activities and learn more about autism-related services and resources available in the community.


"We are grateful to Autism Living Starr County for hosting this important event," added Mayor Villarreal. "Their dedication to raising awareness and providing support to individuals and families affected by autism is commendable."


On behalf of the City Commission of Rio Grande City, Mayor Villarreal expressed gratitude to Autism Living Starr County and everyone who attended the festival.


The proclamation of April as Autism Awareness Month emphasizes Rio Grande City's commitment to promoting understanding, acceptance, and support for individuals with autism and their families. The City Commission looks forward to continuing its efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community for all residents.



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