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Director of New Fullerton Center for Autism Walks in 10th Anniversary Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks – November 16, 2013

Co-Directors Dr. Rachel Fenning, Dr. Erica Howell, and Dr. Jason Baker

Co-Directors Dr. Rachel Fenning, Dr. Erica Howell, and Dr. Jason Baker

FULLERTON, CA – Inspired by the children and families that are served by the new California State University, Fullerton Center for Autism, autism researcher and professor Jason K. Baker, Ph.D., 39, of Fullerton, will walk for autism in the 10th Anniversary Walk Now for Autism Speaks Orange County on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park El Toro Field at 6990 Marine Way in Irvine, CA.

New this year, co-director and co-founder of the Center for Autism Dr. Baker will team up with the Autism Speaks U CSUF team, a student-led organization supporting autism awareness and acceptance through a number of North Orange County initiatives.

Baker, assistant professor of Child & Adolescent Studies at CSUF, has been working in autism research and treatment for over 16 years and will be one of an expected 8,000 autism supporters to attend the 10th Anniversary OC Walk Now for Autism Speaks, to be held at The Orange County Great Park El Toro Field. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America’s largest grassroots autism walk.

For more information contact:

Dr. Jason Baker, Co-Founder, Center for Autism, 657-278-7891 or jbaker@fullerton.edu,

Jess Block, Autism Speaks Publicist, 909-706-8525 or JessBlockPR@gmail.com,

Pam Eisenberg, Senior Director of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks, 310-948-4426 or pam.eisenberg@autismspeaks.org,

Jennifer Jones, Manager of Field Development for Southern California Autism Speaks, 323-297-4757 or Jennifer.jones@autismspeaks.org,

Public Information, orangecounty@autismspeaks.org, 323-549-0500 x74765.

ABOUT ORANGE COUNTY WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS: The 10th annual Orange County Walk Now for Autism Speaks will be held November 16, 2013 at the Orange County Great Park, El Toro Field at 6990 Marine Way in Irvine, CA. Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning is the 10th anniversary presenting sponsor. The 2012 Orange County Autism Walk hosted 8,500 people and raised $255,000.

www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/orangecounty
https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.OC

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS: Autism Speaks is the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

www.autismspeaks.org

ABOUT AUTISM: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, autism now affects about 1 in every 88 American children, including 1 in 54 boys. Autism is a complex condition that affects a person’s ability to communicate and develop social relationships, and is often accompanied by behavioral challenges.

 

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