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Thenewsherald.com: Hundreds expected to step up for Magical Mile Walk in Woodhaven Saturday for autism

Thenewsherald.com: Hundreds expected to step up for Magical Mile Walk in Woodhaven Saturday for autism

It’s not possible to walk a mile in the shoes of someone with autism, but it is possible to take strides to participate in the Magical Mile Walk to bring awareness to their struggles.

Mimi’s Mission, along with the Woodhaven Community Center, will host the annual event from 10 a.m.

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Thenewsherald.com: Street signs in Southgate raise awareness of autism

Thenewsherald.com: Street signs in Southgate raise awareness of autism

In 2013, 17-year-old Cody Kokoszka worked with administrators at Riverview Community High School to declare April 30 as Autism Awareness Day and placed posters and collection canisters around the school to raise funds and awareness.

A little over five years later, Kokoszka was instrumental in the installation of two “Autistic

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Thenewsherald.com: Street sign in Southgate raises awareness of autism

Thenewsherald.com: Street sign in Southgate raises awareness of autism

In 2013, 17-year-old Cody Kokoszka worked with administrators at Riverview Community High School to declare April 30 Autism Awareness Day, placed posters and collection canisters around the school to raise funds and awareness.

A little over five years later, Kokoszka was instrumental in the installation of an “Autistic Adult In

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Thenewsherald.com: Trillium Academy raises money, awareness for Autism Awareness Month

Thenewsherald.com: Trillium Academy raises money, awareness for Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, and Trillium Academy in Taylor, home to students on the Autism Spectrum, is raising awareness as well as money for Jack’s Place for Autism Foundation.

Jack’s Place helps families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder understand it and find the resources they need. For more information,

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Thenewsherald.com: Woodhaven Kiwanis hopes to pack theater; offers free movie for autistic children

Thenewsherald.com: Woodhaven Kiwanis hopes to pack theater; offers free movie for autistic children

The Woodhaven Kiwanis Club is involved in many community outreach programs, but one in particular has been going strong for a decade and is a favorite of parents who have children with special needs.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the club closing a theater for children with autism

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Thenewsherald.com: Support program for Downriver families with autistic children excels in 2017

Thenewsherald.com: Support program for Downriver families with autistic children excels in 2017

Mimi’s Mission has had a positive effect on the lives of thousands of Downriver residents, but in 2017 one of its most noteworthy successes involves a program for families with autistic children.

The Woodhaven-based nonprofit organization, established in 2015, has made its mark in the local community in a variety

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Thenewsherald.com: Fredi the Pizzaman raises more than $6000 for Autistic program

Thenewsherald.com: Fredi the Pizzaman raises more than $6000 for Autistic program

“I’ve never had a conversation with my son,” Fredi Bello said.

The “Pizzaman” as he’s known, was noticeably shaken up while discussing his 5-year-old son who is autistic.

He recently hosted his second annual charity golf outing, where he raised more than $6,000 for his son’s school, Allen Early Learning

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Thenewsherald.com: Woodhaven's 'junior mayor' will be a part of ribbon cutting for new Playscape in park

Thenewsherald.com: Woodhaven's 'junior mayor' will be a part of ribbon cutting for new Playscape in park

The equipment is in and in a couple of weeks an all-inclusive Playscape area will be set up and ready for children throughout the area with varying disabilities.

RELATED: News of all-inclusive Playscape coming to park touches hearts

It’s been about five years in the making, but Woodhaven Mayor Patricia

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Thenewsherald.com: 'Ride for Autism' to travel from Southfield to Taylor for 13th annual charity run

Thenewsherald.com: 'Ride for Autism' to travel from Southfield to Taylor for 13th annual charity run

Now in its 13th year, the Ride for Autism continues to expand and create more opportunities for families with autistic children to have safe places to go for events.

The charity was founded in 2005 and raises money for organizations that assist people with an autism spectrum disorder. It will

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