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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Summit DCP and TryCAN Support Autism Awareness Month

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April is Autism Awareness Month. TryCAN, a provider of recreation programs and events for youth with unique needs, is joining the celebration of Autism Awareness Month worldwide.  In New Jersey, where TryCAN is based, the autism rate is among the highest in the Nation with 1 in 41 children being diagnosed.  “We believe it is important to spread awareness wherever possible – in school and elsewhere in the community.  When we talk to the kids and their families at our events, we are keenly aware that autism impacts the entire family,” said Kevin Taylor, TryCAN Coordinator. “However, we are also reminded that our kids have the same hopes and dreams as their peers but just need a little assistance achieving them – and that dispelling the myths and misperceptions through awareness about autism will help our kids move further towards realizing these hopes and dreams,” added Taylor.

In the City of Summit, where TryCAN is based, April will be proclaimed as Autism Awareness Month.  We at TryCAN support this proclamation as well as the proclamations of other communities in the TryCAN Collaboration.   In addition, TryCAN suggests just a few of the number of ways you can help celebrate Autism Awareness Month:

About TryCAN

TryCAN, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charity, helps provide community-based programs and other events for youth with unique needs to foster life skills, socialization and community inclusion.  TryCAN accomplishes its mission by collaborating with community partners to establish and operate recreation programs, and helping partners train teen volunteer Peer Mentors who work with youth with unique needs. The TryCAN Collaboration now includes 11 communities offering access to TryCAN programs and events. Learn more about TryCAN at

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